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Descendants of Thomas Dexter 

Together -with the record of other 
allied families 

Compiled by 

William A. Warden Robert L. Dexter 

fVcrcater, Mass. Mattapoisett, Mass. 

Worcester, Mass., U.S.A. 

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So much interest has been manife.sted at the Dexter family 
reunions, in the history of the family ancestors, that tlie com- 
pilers decided to secnre such adcliticmal data as was possible 
to add to Avhat they had on hand and to publish a (ienealogy of 
the Dexter family, together with mention of other families con- 
nected by marriage. 

We do not expect this ^\•ork is free from errors, but we have 
tried to have them as few as possible, and we would esteem it 
a favor if any of our readers will inform us of any errors that 
may come to their notice. We would be very glad to receive any 
additions to family records for use when occasion may offer. 

In compiling this work we have made free use of public libra- 
ries, family Bibles, records of cities and towns, churches, anti- 
quarian and genealogical societies, together with extended cor- 
respondence with scores of individuals, and every other source 
of information within our reach ; and we wish at this time to 
thank all those who have contributed in any way to the success 
of this work. 

In arranging this record we have given each person a serial 
number in Arabic figures, and the family number in Roman 

The column of figures on the left margin of page is from 
beginning to end the general enumeration, and where they are 
followed by an asterisk [*] it shows that the record of family 
is found under that number. By this plan, to trace out any 
particular one, you have only to take the number at the head of 
chapter or paragraph and turn back to same number in the 
margin and you will there find the i)arentage, and the same 
process continued Avill take vou .back to the first generations. 

Thomas Dexter 


Of the early life of Thomas Dexter, the first ancestor of this 
line of Dexters to arrive in this country, but little is known. 
He came either with Mr. Endicott in 1629 or in the fleet with 
Governor Winthrop in 1630. He brought with him three of 
his children at least, and several servants, but as there is no 
record of his wife, it is presumed that she died before they 
sailed from England. There is some reason to believe that they 
belonged in the neighborhood of Bristol, England, for in the 
years that followed he had considerable dealing with people 
who lived there. In 1640 he gave a mortgage of his 800-acre 
farm at Lynn to Humphrey Hooke, alderman of Bristol, Eng. 

He had received a good education, and wrote a beautiful 
hand, as papers now in existence will show ; was a man of great 
energy of character, public-spirited, and ever  ready to con- 
tribute to the support of any enterprise he thought to be of 
interest to the colony; always independent, and fearless in the 
expression of his opinions. Such were the leading traits; but 
it must be admitted, says one writer, "that his energy of char- 
acter bordered on stubbornness and his independence of thought 
on indiscretion and self-will." 

In 1630, in the prime of life and with ample means, he set- 
tled on a farm of 800 acres in the town of Lynn, INIass. He 
had many servants, and was called "Farmer Dexter." The 
house was on the west side of the Saugiis River, about where the 
iron works were afterward erected. 

In 1633 he built a bridge over the Saugus River and stretched 
a weir across it. and a little later built a mill near bv. 


He was greatly interested in starting the iron works, which 
were the first to be built in this section of the country, getting 
the iron ore from the Cape. He interested English capital in 
the enterprise and became the general manager. Some years 
later, becoming convinced that the enterprise could not prove 
satisfactory, he withdrew. 

He became a freeman in 1631, but soon lost the honor, for he 
was disfranchised on the 4th of March, 1633. He had many 
quarrels and many vexatious lawsuits. In 1631 he had a quar- 
rel with Captain Endicott (afterward Governor), in which the 
Salem magistrate struck Mr. Dexter, who had him complained 
of in court at Boston. Mr. Endicott said in his defense : "I 
hear I am much complained of by Goodman Dexter for striking 
him. Understanding since it is not lawful for a justice of the 
peace to strike, but if you had seen the manner of his carriage 
with  such daring of me, with arms akimbo, it would have 
provoked a very patient man. He has given out that if I had 
a purse he would make me empty it, and if he cannot have 
justice here, he will do wonders in England, and if he cannot 
prevail there, he Avill try it out with me here at blows. If it 
were lawful for me to try it out at blows and he a fit man for 
me to deal with, you would not hear me complain." The jury 
gave Mr. Dexter a verdict of £10. 

In 1633 the court ordered Mr. Dexter to be set in the bilboes, 
disfranchised and fined £10 for speaking reproachful and sedi- 
tious words against the government here established. 

Mr. Dexter, having been insulted by Samuel Hutchinson, met 
him one day on the road, ' ' and jumping from his horse bestowed 
about twenty blows on the head and shoulders of Hutchinson, 
to the no small danger or deray of his senses as well as sensi- 
bilities." These facts would indicate that Mr. Dexter was not 
a meek man. 

In 1637 he and nine others obtained from the Plymouth 
Colony court a grant of the township of Sandwich. He went 
there and built the first grist mill. He did hot remain there 
long, however, for in 1638, he had 350 acres assigned to him as 
one of the inhabitants of Lynn. He remained in Lynn- until 
16-46. About this time he purchased two farms in Barnstable, 



one adjoining the mill-stream and afterwards occupied by Ms son 
Wi lliam , and tlie other farm on the northeastern declivity of 
"Scorton Hill." His dwelling was situated on the north side 
of the old county road, and commanded an extensive prospect 
of the country for miles around. Here he lived a quieter life, 
yet could not keep entirely free from lawsuits, for in 1648 he 
had no less than six lawsuits in court, all decided in his favor. 

His greatest lawsuit was with the inhabitants of Lynn over 
the ownership of the land where Nahant now is. This land 
]\Ir. Dexter bought of the Indian chief Pogiianum, or "Black 
"Will," paying for the same a suit of good clothes. This he 
fenced in and used it to pasture his cows. The title to this 
was disputed by the other inhabitants (1657) who, if his claim was 
denied, would share in the division of the land. The result was 
a defeat for him and his heirs, although they kept it in court 
over thirty-eight 3'ears. 

In 1657 Mr. Dexter took the oath of fidelity. He was 
admitted freeman of Plymouth Colony on June 1, 1658. For the 
next eighteen years he lived a quiet, retired life on his farm. 
During the later years of his life he appears to have conveyed 
his mill and his large real estate in Sandwich to his son 
Thomas^, Jr., and his "West Barnstable farm to his son William , 
retaining his Scorton Hill farm and his personal estatefm^ his 
own use. He sold this last mentioned farm in 1673 to William 
Troope (Throope). 

He then removed to Boston, that he might spend the 
remainder of his days with his daughter, who was the wife of 
Captain Oliver. He died there in 1677, and was buried in the 
Oliver tomb in King's Chapel burying-ground. 

Taken all in all, he was one of the foremost men of his times. 
He had faults ; and who has not ? No attempt has been made in 
this to veil them. He was not one to hide his light under a 
bushel, and in estimating his character we must inquire what 
he did, not what he might have done. Who did more than 
Thomas Dexter to promote the interest of the infant colony at 
Lynn, with the l)uilding of the weir, the bridge, the mill and 
the great iron works? Who did more at Sandwich and at 
Barnstable, where he built bridges, mills and roads, improve- 


ments that the public took interest in? For these acts he is 
deserving' credit, and they will forever embalm his memory. 
As to religions matters, he was a member of tlio Pnritan 
Church, yet tolerant and liberal in his views. 

Children : 

2" i Thomas- Dexter, b. England; m. Elizabeth Vincent, 1648. 

3* ii "W illiam- Dexter, b. E ngland; m. Sarah Vincent, 1653. 

4* iii Mary^ Dexter, b. England; m. (1) John Frend, m. (2) Captain 

James Oliver. 
5* iv Frances" Dexter, b. England; m. Richard Woodde, or [Woodee]. 

XoTE. — Thomas Dexter and Edmund Freeman were both among the grant- 
ors of Sandwich, and both came from Lynn and were neighbors, and in 
the fifth generation the families were united. Samuel Dexter of Hardwick] 
married Thankful Freeman, a descendant of Edmund Freeman. 

Thomas- Dexter, son of Thomas^ Dexter, was l)orn in England 
and came to this country with his father. In 1647 he was 
chosen constable for the town of Sandwich. This proves 
that he miLst have been born before the family came to 
America, as he must have been over twenty-four years of 
age when elected constable. In 1648 he kept the mill that 
his father built in 1640. In 1655 he was commissioned 
Ensign of a company of militia, which office he held many 
years, and was known as "Ensign Dexter." He served 
upon the jury very often between 1652 and 1659, and was 
elected surveyor of highways and collector of taxes 1675, 
and the record says he was an inn-keeper 1680. He did 
not have the fondness for lawsuits that his father had, l)ut 
he did inherit some of his father's quarrels about line 
fences, but these he settled by adjustment. In one case 
when there was a dispute between the town of Sandwich 
and him, the matter was left to ]\Ir. Thomas Prence, ^Nlr. 
Thomas Hinckley and ]\Ir. Constant Southworth to settle. 
These men were among the most prominent men in the 
colonv. In 1663 Mr. Thomas Hincklev, Mr. Constant South- 


wortli and he were a committee to settle the boundary 
between Sandwich and Plymouth. In 1655 he was, ac- 
cording to tlie usag-es of the times, entitled to the honor of 
lieing styled "]Mister," and in the latter part of his life. 
lieing a large land-owner, was styled "Gentleman." He 
appears to have been a worthy man, enterprising, useful, a 
good neighbor and a good citizen. In addition to the land 
received from his father, he was granted 100 acres upland 
in Sandwich in 1667. 

He married Elizabeth Vincent, 8 Nov., 1648, and they had 
five children, all being alive except Thomas' at the time of 
his. death (which occurred 29 Dec, 1686), and are men- 
tioned in the division of his property, which was as fol- 
lows, viz. : 

Agreement for division of property of late Thomas- 
Dexter, Gentleman, February 16, 1686-7, between Eliz- 
abeth Dexter, Daniel Allen of Swansea for his wife Mary, 
Jonathan Hallett of Yarmouth for his wife Abigail, and 
John Dexter: "The mdow to have one-third part of all 
the movable estate and chatties, the mill excepted, also to 
enjoy ye westerly end of the dwelling house, both cellar 
and two lower rooms and chamber and garrett for the rest 
of her life ; but if she sees fit to rent her part she is to let 
her son John Dexter or his heirs have the refusal of it. at 
same price othei's would pay. She is also to have the corn, 
rye, wheat, butter and meat she now possesses; and her son 
Jolm is to cut and carry home for her suitable and suffi- 
cient firewood while she dwells in Sandwich, to winter and 
suiiuiifi- two cows for her and to pay her £9 per annum 
wliile she lives. The son John to have the rest of estate 
lioth real and personal paying to his sister Elizabeth Dexter 
£55 (£5 down and balance in four years, but if she marries 
Avithin three years the £50 is to be paid within one year 
after her marriage). To Jonathan Ilallet £50, one half on 
next Michaelmas day, the rest within three years from date 
of agreement. To Daniel Allen £16 on or before 16 Feb., 
1688-89. John is to pay all debts and receive all debts due 
th<- estate." 

DKXTEK FA.M1LV (;ENKAI>()(i V. 1] 

[Elizabeth Dexter, Jr., and .I()Iki11i;iii Ilallett si^iiccl l)y 
marks. Witnesses were Stephen Skiff, James Pereival, Wni. 
Bassett. Jnne, 1687.] 

Children, hoi-n in Sandwich : 

6* i- Mary' Dexter, b. 11 Aug., 1(349; in. 12 Oct., 1670, Daniel Allen of 

7 ii Elizabeth' Dexter, b. 21 Sept., 1651; died young. 

8 iii Thomas-' Dexter, b. 1653; died 1679. 

9* iv John' Dexter, b. 1656; m. Mahitabel Hallett, 10 Xov., 1682. 
10 V Elizabeth' Dexter, b. 7 Apr., 1660. In 1714 her mother left her 

all her estate. 
11* vi Abigail' Dexter, b. 12 June, 1663; m. Jonathan Hallett, 30 June, 


Note. — This record may be of interest to some : 

Account of settlement of dispute, September, 1647: "We whose names 
are here under written doe give our full and free consent that Thomas 
Dexter the younger shall have those two Islands of upland that lye in his 
mersh near John Freeman's house. Witness our hands this 20 Sept., 1647, 
Edmund Freeman, Edward Dillingham, Wm. Wood, Gorg Knot, Thomas 
Dexter, Thomas Tupper. 

' ' I doe acknowledge myself freely willing hereunto. Thomas Prence. ' ' 

William" Dexte r, son of Thomas^ Dexter, was born in England, 
came to America with his father, and was in Barnstable in 
1650. He lived on one of the two farms that his father 
bought. He took oath in. Barnstable in 1657. He removed 
to Rochester about 1679 and died there in 1694. He was 
one of a party of thirty, which included such men as Wil- 
liam Bradford, Kenelem Winslow, Thomas Hinckley and 
Rev. Samuel Arnold, who became the grantees of the town 
of Rochester. When he died he owned considerable land 
both in Barnstable and in Rochester which he gave to his 
children, as follows: James^ Dexter, Thomas^ Dexter and 
John^ Dextei- had the Rochester lands, while Stephen^ 
Dexter, Philip^ Dexter and Benjamin'' Dexter had the 
Barnstable land. The children all went to Rochester 


except Philip, who removed to Falmouth, Mass., and 
Stephen, who remained in Barnstable and who was the only 
one of the name in the town in 1703. 

William- married Sarah Vincent, July, 1653, and they 
had seven children, all born in Barnstable : 

12 i Mary" Dexter, b. Jan., 1654; m. Moses BarloTr. Eemoved to 

13" ii Stephen' Dexter, b. May, 1657; m. Ann Saunders. 
14* iii Philip' Dexter, b. Sept., 1659; m. Alice Allen; d. 1741. 
15* iv James' Dexter, b. May, 1662; d. 15 July, 1694; m. Elizabeth 

16* V Thomas' Dexter, b. July, 1665; m. (1) Mary Miller, 1695, (2) 

Sarah C. March, 1702 ; d. 31 July, 1744. No issue. 

17* vi John' Dexter, b. Aug., 1668; m. Sarah ; d. 31 July, 1744. 

18* vii Benjamin' Dexter, b. 16 Feb., 1670 ; m. Sarah Arnold ; d. 1784. 

Mary- Dexter, daughter of Thomas^ Dexter, was born in Eng- 
land and came to America with her father and settled in 
Lynn. She married (1) John Frend, October, 1639, and 
(2) Captain James Oliver, an eminent merchant of Boston. 
They had no family, but her father came to live with them, 
and was there in 1677 when he died, and Captain Oliver 
was one of the administrators of his estate. 

Captain James was the son of Thomas and Ann Oliver, 
who came from England in 1632. Thomas, the father, was 
one of the ruling elders and of wide influence in the affairs 
of the new town. Captain James was admitted freeman 
1640, was of the artillery company 1651, was Lieutenant 
1653 and Captain 1656 and 1666 ; was selectman 1653, and 
for several years inspector of the port. He was Captain 
of first military company of Boston 1673, was appointed to 
command of the company in the Narragansett campaign, and 
was one of the few officers that passed safely through the 
"great swamp fight." 


Frances- Dexter, daughter of Thomas^ Dexter, born in England. 
It is not certainly known whether she came to America with 
her father or came later. She married Sergeant Richard 
Woodee,* Jr., son of Richard and Annie Woodee, in 1647, 
and they had eight children, born in Roxbury, Mass. The 
records say that the father and Samuel, Richard, Mary, 
Martha and Elizabeth w^ere dismissed to Third Church, 
Boston, in 1673. 

Children : 

19 i Thomas^ Woodee, b. 12 Dec, 1648; d. 13 Oct., 1650. 

20 ii Maiy^ Woodee, b. 21 Aug., 1650; m. John Dafferu; three children. 

21 iii Martha' Woodee, b. 25 Feb., 1651-2; was a widow 1695. 

22 iv Elizabeth' Woodee, b. 19 Sept., 1653. 

23 V Ann' Woodee, b. 12 July, 1655. 

24 vi SamueP Woodee, b. 11 Sept., 1656. 

25 vii Eichard^ Woodee, b. 3 Dec, 1658. 

26 viii Sarah' Woodee, b. 26 March, 1661 ; d. 23 Aug., 1661. 


Mary^ Dexter, daughter of Thomas- [Thomas^] and Elizabeth 
[Vincent] Dexter, was born 11 August, 1649, at Sand- 
wich, Mass., and married Daniel Allen of Swansea, 12 Oct., 

They had nine children, born in Swansea: 

Mary* Allen, b. 17 Dec, 1671. 
Elizabeth* Allen, b. 28 Sept., 1673. 
Thomas' Allen, b. 13 Oct., 1676. 
Sarah' Allen, b. 13 Aug., 1678. 
Daniel' Allen, b. 29 Aug., 1680. 
Ebenezer' Allen, b. 31 Aug., 1682. 
John' Allen, b. 6 Dec, 1684. 
Samuel' Allen, b. 16 May, 1687. 
Joseph' Allen, b. 21 May, 1690. 

*This n^me is sometimes spelled Woodde. 




















John' Dexter, son of Thomas^ [Thomas^] and Elizabeth [Vin- 
cent] Dexter, was born in Sandwich 1656. He was admitted 
freeman 1681. He was a member' of militia in 1675, and 
while acting as gnard was beaten by one Joseph Burge. 
Said Burge was fined £5, and 10s. was given to John.  

He married 10 Nov., 1682, Mehitabel Hallett. She was 
 the daughter of Andrew Hallett, Jr.,* of Yarmouth, who 
was one of the wealthiest men in that place. 

In 1686 he sold to his brother-in-law, Jonathan Hallett, 
a negro slave called "Harry," aged 29 years, for £20. 

Four children, born in Portsmouth, R. I. : 

Elizabeth* Dexter, b. 1 Nov., 168.3. 

Thomas* Dexter, b. 26 Aug., 1686; m. Mercy Fish, 1710. 
Abigail* Dexter, b. 26 May, 1689; m. Job Lawton, 10 Sept., 1713. 
John* Dexter, b. 11 Sept., 1692; m. Mercy Manchester, 12 Dec, 


Abigail'' Dexter, daughter of Thomas- [Thomas^] and Elizabeth 
[Vincent] Dexter, was born 12 June, 1663, at Sandwich, 
Mass. She married Jonathan Hallett (on 30 June, 1683-4), 
the son of Andrew Hallett, Jr., of Yarmouth. After the 
death of his father he removed to Yarmouth, and was the 
wealthiest man in that town. He was constable in 1684. 









*Andrew Hallett, Jr., the son of Andrew Hallett of Weymouth, England, came over 
in 1636 at the age of 28. His father came over at an earlier date and was known as 
Schoolmaster Hallett. 

Andrew, Jr., settled in Lynn, moving to Yarmouth in 1637. Admitted as freeman 
before 1640. In 1642 he bought of Giles Hopkins the first house known to have been 
built by white men in town, also ten acres of land. He afterward purchased other lots 
until he owned 300 acres. He had rights in the common land for 500 acres more; he also 
had land in Barnstable. 

He was a shrewd calculator and good business man, and before his death his taxes 
amounted to one-twentieth of the whole tax of the town. He died in 1684, aged 76 
years, and by his will, after providing for his wife, Annie (who was a daughter of An- 
thony Besse of Sandwich), remembered his daughters and grandchildren liberally. 
and giving to his oldest son, Jonathan (who married Abigail Dexter) the little calves' 
pasture, so called, as a token of his right as oldest son. His sons John and Jonathan 
to divide the rest of the property peacefully between them. His estate was valued at 
£1180. Much of his landed estate remained in the family for years. 







They lived in the same house with his mother until her 
death in 1695, when he built a new house. He was not an 
ediTcated man. but succeeded in o-etting- together considera- 
ble property for those times. He died 14 Jan., 1716-17, 
aged 69 ; his wife died 12 Sept., 1715, aged 52, and they 
were both buried in the old burying-ground at Yarmouth. 

They had nine children, all born at Yarmouth: 

MehitabeP Hallett, b. ; m. Edward Stm-ges, 2.5 Nov., 1703. 

Ebenezer* Hallett, b. ; d. 1760; married three times. 

Thomas* Hallett, 1). 1(501; d. 1772; married four times; no 

43 iv Deacon Jonathan* Hallett, b. 1693; d. 1783; m. 1719, Desire 

Howes ; eleven children. 

44 V David* Hallett, b. ; m. 1719, Mary, daughter of John An- 

nable ; ten children. Eemoved to Hyannis, and was first to 
build there. 
4.5 vi Abigail* Hallett, b. ; m. Hatsuld Freeman, 18 Jan., 1710. 

46 vii * Hallett, b. , and lived to be over 100 years old. 

47 viii Elizabeth* Hallett, b. ; m. Paul Crowell, 21 Oct., 1714. 

48 ix Timothy* Hallett, b. 1702; d. 1771. He was a farmer and had 

six children ; was married three times. 


Stephen^ Dexter, son of William- [Thomas^] and Sarah [Vin- 
cent] Dexter, was born in Barnstable, Mass., May, 1657, 
where he spent his whole life. He married Ann Saunders 
on 27 April, 1696, and they made their home on the farm 
which was originally his grandfather Thomas', at Dexter lane, 
"West Barnstable. In 1703 he was the only one of the name 
left in Barnstable. He died in 1729, his will being probated 
17 March, 1729-30. 

Thej" had ten children : 

49* i Mary* Dexter, b. 24 Aug., 1696; m. Samuel Chead, a March, 1717. 

50 ii A son who died in infancy, 23 Dec, 1698. 

51 iii Abigail* Dexter, b. 13 May, 1699. 


52 iv Content* Dexter, b. 5 Feb., 1701; m. Eben Saunders, 1725. 

53* V Ann' Dexter, b. 3 March, 1703 ; m. John Williams, 1725. 

54 vi Sarah'' Dexter, b. 1 June, 1705. 

55 vii Stephen' Dexter, b. 26 July, 1707; m. Abigail Collins, 1736. Had 

his father's homestead. 

56 viii Mercy' Dexter, b. 5 July, 1709. 

57 ix Meriam' Dexter, b. 8 March, 1712. 

58 X Cornelius' Dexter, b. 21 March, 1714; never married. 

Note. — Cornelius and Molly lived in a two-story house on east side of 
Dexter lane, opposite the mill pond. 


Philip^ Dexter, son of AVilliam^ [Thomas^] and Sarah [Vincent] 
Dexter, was born at Barnstable, Mass., September, 1659. 
He spent his early days in Barnstable, but at the time of 
his marriage to Alice Allen, he moved to Falmouth, where 
he spent the remainder of his life. He died 1741, aged 82. 
He was miller there many years. At one time he was com- 
plained of for charging too high, but as he was the only 
miller, the people were dependent upon him. A committee 
was sent to consult with him, but the record does not reveal 
the result, but at a later period he was paid by the town £30 
for his part of the mill and the land that the pond covered, 
so it may be that the matter was settled in that way. In 
1712 he and Thomas Bowerman were appointed to lay out 
land of the "New Purchase" into lots, etc. He was select- 
man, and also town clerk. 

They had nine children : 

59 i Joseph' Dexter, b. ; m. 1756. He had pew number 10 in 

the neAv church at Falmouth. 

ii Philip' Dexter, b. ; m. Tamer Chadwick, 19 Jan., 1752. 

iii Jabez' Dexter, m. Mary Dexter, daughter of James' Dexter of 
John' Dexter, b. • ; d. 1723. 



















James^ Dexter, son of William- [Thomas^] and Sarah [Vincent] 
Dexter, was born in Barnstable, IMass., INIay, 1662. He 
went to Rochester with his father, where he married Eliza- 
beth Tobey. They had three children born in Rochester. 
In 1712, after the death of the father, INIary, the daughter, 
being a minor over 11, chose Jabez Dexter (a kins- 
man) for guardian, and Deborah chose Samuel Hunt for 
her guardian. 

Children : 

68 i Elizabeth* Dexter, b. — — . 

69 ii Mary* Dexter, b. 5 Aug., 1692; m. before 1715 to Jabez Dexter 

of Falmouth. (See No. 61.) 

70 ill Deborah* Dexter, b. Rochester, 22 July, 1697; m. before 1720 to 

Samuel Hilman of Chilmark. In 1718 she sold sixty acres of 
land to Moses Barlow for £250. 


Thomas' Dexter, son of William- [Thomas^] and Sarah [Vin- 
cent] Dexter, was born at Barnstable, Mass., 1665 ; died 
1711. He married (1) Mary jMiller, 17 July, 1695, and had 
by her one son; married (2) Sarah C. March in 1702-3. 
The son must have died before his father, for he is not men- 
tioned in his will, and he leaves most of his property to 
Constant Dexter, who had been brought up by him. He 
gave land to INIary Sherman, wife of William Sherman, who 
was a daughter of his brother John. He also gave land to 
Rose, or Rest, Dexter, daughter of his brother John. He 
gave £3 each to the four daughters of his brother John and 
to the two daughters of his brother Benjamin. He gave 
£5 to the church, and all the balance to Constant Dexter, 
son of his brother Benjamin. 

71 i William* Dexter, b. 22 April, 1696; died before 1741. 



John- Dexter, son of William^ [Thomas^] and Sarah [Vincent] 
Dexter, born in Barnstable, August, 1668; died 31 July, 

He was called yeoman in 1690. He sold land to Samuel 
Arnold and John Hammond, and in 1714 to James Wins- 
low, and in 1716 to Thomas Dexter. 

He married Sarah in 1702, and had seven children, 

all born at Rochester. His wife died 21 Jan., 1755. 

Children : 

72" i Gershom^ Dexter, b. 5 Jan., 1703; m. MeMtable Bolls, 1 Oct., 

73 ii Hannah* Dexter, b. 6 Nov., 1705 ; m. James Steward, 16 April, 


74 iii Eose [or Best]' Dexter, b. 25 Feb., 1708. 

75 iv Dinah* Dexter, b. 14 Oct., 1711. 

76 V Fortunatus* Dexter, b. 6 Aiig., 1715; d. 5 Dec, 1715. 

77 vi Mary* Dexter, b. 3 Aug., 1719; m. William Sherman. 

78" vii John* Dexter, b. 16 Dec, 1727; m. Sarah Handy, 11 Dec, 1746. 

Copy of the will of John^ Dexter, 9 June, 1744 : 

1st. I give to Sarah, my dearly beloved wife, the whole improvement 
and income of my whole estate, both within doors and without, so long as 
she shall be my widow, and in case of her intermarriage to have her 
thii'ds of the income of my lands for one year, and this bequest not to 
hinder her and her sou Gershom agreeing for her maintenance if they can 
agree otherwise. 

I appoint my son Gershom sole executor, and order him to pay all my 
just debts out of my movable estate in case there be sufficient to do it 
with. After the legacies hereafter mentioned are paid and in case there 
are not sufficient to pay legacies and debts, he shall pay them out of my 
lands which I shall leave. 

I give all my real estate, consisting of house and lands, to my sons, 
Gershoin and John, to be equally divided between them after my wife shall 
have done with it, and it is to be to them and their heirs forever. And in 
case they shall not divide it in their lifetime, it shall be in the power of 
their heirs or either of their heirs to divide, and in case either of my sons 
shall see cause to sell in the lifetime of the other, he shall first give the 


offer to his brother, who shall have liberty of buying by giving as much 
as another will. And this I give them on condition that they shall pay out 
the legacies that 1 order them to pay to their sisters. 

I give to my daughter Mary fifteen acres of land out of my grants, to 
be hers forever, taken up as the grants will allow of. 

I give to my three daughters, Hannah, Dinah and Mary, £5 each, to be 
paid in bills or movables within one year. 

I give to my daughter Eest £20 in bills of good credit, old tenor, and a 
liberty in my dwelling-house during her single life, with firewood and such 
conveniences for her as she and her mother may order. 

This is my last will. 

John Dexter. 


Benjamin' Dexter, son of William- [Thomas^] and Sarah [Vin- 
cent] Dexter, was born in Barnstable, Feb., 1670; removed 
to Rochester with his father, where he died in 1732. 

He married Sarah Arnold, the daughter of Rev. SamneP 
Arnold, who was the second minister at Rochester, and also 
one of the grantees of the toA\Ti. Her grandfather, Rev. 
SamueP Arnold, was third minister of Marshfield. 

Benjamin was a farmer and sold land in 1693 to Moses 
Barlow, in 1699 to Jolm Hammond, in 1723 to Edward 
Winslow, in 1715 to John Corning. All of this land was 
inherited from his father. 

He died in 1732, estate valued at £1047. They had eleven 
children, all born in Rochester. At the father's death 
James Dexter was made gaiardian of the two young chil- 
dren, Seth and Joanna. 

Children : 

79"^ i Noah* Dexter, b. in Eochester, 26 March, 1697; d. 1755. 

80"^ ii James* Dexter, b. in Eochester, 22 July, 1698; d. 1775. 

81* iii Benjamin* Dexter, b. in Eochester, 4 March. 1700. 

82 iv Sarah* Dexter, b. in Eochester, 1 July, 1702. 

83* v Josiah* Dexter, b. in Eochester, 12 Nov., 1704. 

84* vi Constant* Dexter, b. in Eochester, 27 Nov., 1706. 

85* vii Samuel* Dexter, b. in Eochester, 14 Dec, 1708. 

86* viii Ephvaim* Dexter, b. in Eochester, 27 May, 1711; d. 4 Nov., 1774. 


87 ix Daniel* Dexter,, b. in Eochester, 29 July, 1713. 

88 X Joanna' Dexter, b. in Eochester, 12 Dec, 1715; m. John Barrows, 

22 Nov., 1737, by Eev. T. Euggles. 
89^ xi Seth' Dexter, b. in Eochester, 3 Oct., 1718 ; d. 6 April, 1793. 

The will of Benjamin Dexter: 

In the name of God, Amen: this 15th day of August, Anno Domini one 
thousand seven hundred and thirty two (1732), I Benjamin Dexter of Eoch- 
ester in the County of Plymouth, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay in 
Xew England, Yeoman, do make and ordain this my last will and testa- 

First, I give my soul to God that gave it, and my body to ye groimd 
to be buried by my Execvitors after my decease at their discretion. And as 
to my worldly estate which God has pleased to bless me with, I give, and 
dispose of ye same in ye manner & form following 

First, I give to my son Noah the homestead he now lives in, containing 
something above forty acres, and his bounds to begin at the water-side on 
the Westerly side of my land, and to run straight up to the place called 
the gate, and from thence by the stone-wall down to the salt-Avater again, con- 
taining ui^land and salt-meadow, and ye same to be to him and his heirs and 
assigns forever. 

Item: — I give to my son James all the lands of all sorts which descended 
from the Eev. Mr. Samuel Arnold of Eochester, his Grand-father, to my 
wife and me, and also that which descended from our brother John 
Arnold to us, or either of us, the same to be to him his heirs and assigns 
forever, be the same more or less in Eochester or elsewhere, excepting a 
certain forty acres wh was given to my wife by deed: and since there may 
arise a dispute in law whether I have power to will the said lands wh 
descended from the said Arnolds to my Wife deceased. And that the 
same may be secured to these I shall give it unto, my Will is that all my 
other children and heirs in Law of my S<i Wife deceased, shall as they 
come to lawful age and s^ James or his heirs shall demand it, give him 
and them a quit-cJaim of all their rights thereunto: and upon their, or 
either of their refusal so to do, my will is that sixty pounds worth of that 
estate which I shall in this my will give to any of them so refusing to do 
it shall be taken out of his or her part and portion of my estate and be 
giveYi to my said son James and ye same to be to him and his heirs forever. 

Item : My Avill is that my two sons Benjamin and Josiah shall have 
equally divided between them or their heirs, and ye same to be to them and 
their heirs and assigns forever, all the lands where they live, being what I 
bought of John Mumford, containing their homesteads to be equally 
divided between them as they may agree or if they cannot then by two 
men equally chosen by them or their heirs, and also the land adjoining 
which I have laid out there in my own right, and each to have his half 
wliore liis house stands. 


Item: — My Will is that my sou Samuel shall have throe-score acres of 
my granted lands, wch are not laid out, but granted to be laid out, ad.ioin- 
ing to my homestead as may best suit him, so as to take in the land he 
hath broken up beginning about ten Eod above the Mill-dam and so as to 
include the sd three-score acres with the allo^vance, and also I give him the 
one-third part of ye mills and appurtenances, ye same to be him & his heirs 

Item: — I give to my son Ephraim and ye same to be to him& his heirs 
and assigns forever, also ye like quantity of sixty acres of my granted 
lands which is not taken up, but already granted to be taken, on the vrest- 
erly side of Samuel 's grants adjoining to my homestead with the one- 
third part of ye mills & appurtenances. 

Item: — My Will is that Daniel my son, shall have twenty acres of my 
granted lands and take it up where it shall suit him best, and the same 
with one-third part of my mill and appurtenances to be to him and his 
heirs and assigns forever. 

Item: — My Will is that my son Seth shall have my homestead that I 
now live on, and the same to be to him and his heirs and assigns forever, 
by the sd homestead I mean to contain what lands I have already laid out 
and recorded where I now live, with ye housing on the same, not to 
include the Mill course. 

Item: — My Will is that my son Constant shall have twenty acres out of 
my eighty acre grant, to be taken up as the grant will allow of, but not to 
interfere with any of his brethren in laying out the same so as to deprive 
them of their choice and ye s<i twenty acres to be to him his heirs and 
assigns forever. 

Item: — My Will is that my daughter Sarah shall have out of my movable 
estate eighty pounds paid her out of my movable estate by my executors 
over and above what I have already given her, ye same to be to her and her 
heirs forever. 

Item: — My Will is that my daughter Joanna shall have one-hundred 
pounds out of my movable estate paid her by my executors. Also my will 
is that my son Daniel shall have that forty acres of land which was my sd 
Wife's, his mother's, by a deed or conveyance from her Hond Father 
Arnold, the same to be to him his heirs and assigns forever.  And my 
Will is that all his brothers and sisters sign him a Quit-Claim of all their 
rights thereunto as they shall come of lawful age, when desired, & that 
if any of them leave heirs, before they quit-claim, they are also obliged 
thereimto as they are to my son James, and upon their refusal, my Will 
is that thirty pounds worth of ye estate which I herein give to such as 
refuse shall be taken and given to my said son Daniel to be to him his 
heirs and assigns forever. 

Item: — My Will is that what salt-meadow I bought in Eochester afore- 
said which did belong to Ye Ancient Freeman called Freemans rights to be 
divided among my two sons Benjamin And Josiah as also two lots of my 
Salt-Meadow at the Pine Islands so called in sd Eochester, shall be to my 


sd two sons Benjamin and Josiah and to their heirs forever: And it is 
to be noted that all the lands before willed lyeth in Rochester aforesaid, 
also my will is that my son Samuel shall have two lots of salt-meadow -at 
Pine Island to be to him and his heirs forever, and my son Ephraim two 
lots at Pine Island to him and his heirs forever, also my son Daniel two 
lots more at Pine Island to him and his heirs forever. 

And I- do hereby ordain and appoint my three sons Samuel and Ephraim 
& Seth joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament, and my will 
is that if there be any part of my movable estate left after my just debts 
and funeral charges and charges of settling my estate are paid & Sarah 
has her eighty pounds, and Joanna has her himdred pounds out thereof, as 
money shall then pass of this province, that the Surplussage be equally 
divided among my sons Samuel Ephraim & Daniel. 

Also my will that whatsoever other lands I have or do own, be ye same 
whatsoever or wheresoever that I have not in this my Will given away shall 
be equally divided among all my sons to be to them and their heirs forever. 

In testimony of this my last Will and Testament I have hereunto set my 
hand and seal the day and year first written. 

Benjamin Dexter. [Seal] 

Signed, sealed, published, pronounced, and declared by me the s^ Ben- 
jamin Dexter, as my last Will & Testament. 

In the presence of us John Hammond, Samuel Winslow, Rowld Hammond, 
George (his X mark) Danford, Timothy Ruggles. 


Thomas^ Dexter, son of John^ [Thomas^ Thomas^] and Mehit- 
abel [Hallett] Dexter, born 26 Aug., 1686; married Mercy- 
Fish of Portsmouth, 28 April, 1710. Was elected Repre- 
sentative in 1738. Was on jury in 1733. 

Children : 


i MehitabeP Dexter, b. 15 March, 1710-11. 

91 ii ZurieF Dexter, b. 16 Dec, 1712. 


Abigail' Dexter, daughter of John' [Thomas^, Thomas^] and 
.M<'hital)el [Ilallett] Dexter, born 26 May, 1689, died 6 


Aug., 1725. Married in Portsmouth, R. I., 10 Sept., 1713, 
Job Lawton, son of Isaac and Elizabeth (TaUman) Lawton 
of Portsmouth; he was born 1691. 

Children : 

92 i Thomas' Lawton, b. 16 June, 1715. 

93 ii Job'' Lawton, b. 31 Oct., 1717. 

94 iii Isaac" Lawton, b. 20 Jan., 1719-20. 

95 iv John' Lawton, b. 11 March, 1721-2; d. 1740. 

96 V George" Lawton, b. 9 June, 1724. 


John' Dexter, son of John' [Thomas-, Thomas^] and Mehitabel 
[Hallett] Dexter, was born 11 Sept., 1692 ; married Mercy 
Manchester, 12 Dec, 1717. 

They had seven children, born in Portsmouth, R. I. : 

97 i Thomas' Dexter, b. in Portsmouth, 24 July, 1718. 

98 ii John' Dexter, b. in Portsmouth, 26 July, 1722. 

99 iii Benjamin'^ Dexter, b. in Portsmouth, 23 Dec, 1724. 

100 iv AbigaiF Dexter, b. in Portsmouth, 30 Nov., 1726. 

101 V Stephen'' Dexter, b. in Portsmouth, 9 April, 1728. 

102 vi Willianr' Dexter, b. in Portsmouth, 1 July, 1730. 

103 vii Mary' Dexter, b. in Portsmouth, 16 Dec, 1734; m. Noah Sprague, 

Jr., 28 Nov., 1756. 


Mary^ Dexter, daughter of Stephen^ [William-, Thomas^] and 
Ann [Saunders] Dexter, was born 24 Aug., 1696; married 
Samuel Cheard. 

Children : 

104 i David' Cheard, b. before 1729. 

105 ii Elizabeth' Cheard, b. before 1729. 



Ann^ Dexter, daughter of Stepheir [William^, Thomas^] and 
Ann [Sannders] Dexter, was born 3 March, 1703; married 
John^ Williams before 1729. 

One child: 
107 i Antf Williams, b. before 1729. 


Philip^ Dexter, son of Philip' [William^ Thomas-j and Alice 
[Allen] Dexter, was born in Fahnonth; married Tamer 
Chadwick, 19 elan., 1752. 

One child: 

108 i Joseph' Dexter, b. 22 March, 1753. 


Jabez^ Dexter, son of Philip^ [William-, Thomas^] and Alice 
[Allen] Dexter, was born in Falmonth, Mass. ; married Mary 
Dexter, daughter of James^ Dexter. He was constable in 
1738; was called yeoman; was on jnry 1758. 

109 i Alice^ Dexter, b. in Eochester, 9 Nov., 1715; d. 1 Sept., 1746. 

110 ii AbigaiP Dexter, b. in Rochester, 6 Nov., 1717; m. Nathaniel 

Snow, 8 Sept., 1774. 

111 iii Willianr Dexter, b. in Eochester, 14 May, 1719. 

112 iv Sarah= Dexter, b. in Eochester, 19 Feb., 1720; d. 25 Aug., 1721. 

113 V James" Dexter, b. in Eochester, 18 July, 1722; d. 11 June, 1723. 
114* vi Seth^ Dexter, b. in Eochester, 17 Feb., 1723; m. Mary Kirby, 

21 May, 1753. 

115 vii Elizabeth'^ Dexter, b. in Eochester, 15 June, 1725; m. Isaac 
Stephens, 26 Nov., 1747. 

116" viii Jabez' Dexter, b. in Eochester, 11 May, 1728; m. Patience Ham- 
mond, 7 Nov., 1751. 


117 ix ThankfuP Dexter, b. ia Koehester, 20 March, 1729. 

118 X Elnathan^ Dexter, b. in Eochester, 17 June, 1732; m. Mercy 

Snow, 26 Feb., 1758^ d. before Feb., 1759. 

119 xi Marjr* Dexter, b. in Eochester, 20 May, 1734; d. 1761. (See wilh) 

Also mentioned in their will a daughter Hannah who Avas living in 
1759, and a son Jonathan, deceased. 

Will of Mary^^ Dexter, the daughter of Jabez and Mary Dexter 
of Eochester, made January, 1761 ; allowed June, 1761 : 

Being sick with wasting sickness, etc., I give to my beloved brother, Jabez 
Dexter, all my right and title to the estate belonging to me in town of 
Eochester, or which I am lawful heir of, wherever the same may be, to be 
his and his heirs forever. 

I give to my brother Jabez my sidesaddle, wearing clothes and apparel, 
also a chest and a chest of drawers belonging to me. 

I appoint my brother Jabez my executor. 

Mary (her X mark) Dexter. 

Ephraim Dexter, "~\ 

Benj. Bowls, '- Witnesses. 

Joshua Snow, ) 

Will of Jabez* and Mary Dexter of Eochester, ]\Iass., made 27 
Feb., 1759 : 

1st. We give our son William one shilling. 

2nd. We give to our son Jabez all tlie land we are possessed of where 
he now dwelleth as it is laid out upon record. To him and his heirs forever. 

3rd. We give our grandchild Elnathan, the child of our deceased son 
Jonathan, twenty acres of land, in French meadow, to be set off to him by 
east and west lines at north end of homestead if he lives to the age of 
21 years. 

4th. We give to our daughter Mercy, the widow of our deceased son 
Elnathan, the liberty and use of our. southeast room during her widowhood, 
and liberty to cut firewood and a privilege of apples for her own use. 

5th. We give to our daughter Mary the privilege of living in our north- 
easterly room so long as she shall remain single; also we give said daughter 
Mary one bed and bedding and other conveniences for housekeeping, and 
firewood cut and drawn to the door; also the improvement of half the little 

6th. We give to our daughter Thankful £10. 

7th. We give to our three daughters, Hannah, Aljigail and Elizabeth, 
one shilling each. 


8th. We give to our son Seth our whole homestead excepting what is 
set off as above; also our stock and outdoor movables, upon condition of 
his fulfilling the aforementioned articles, and supporting us, his parents, 
during oiu* natural li%es. 

We give to our son Seth one-half lot of salt meadows at Pine Island, and 
also appoint him to be our executor. 

Feb. 27, 1759. 

Approved, 1773. 

Jabez Dexter. 
Mary Dexter. 


Gershom^ Dexter, son of John' [William^, Thomas^] and Sarah 

[ ] Dexter, was born 5 Jan., 1703. He married (1) Ruth 

 Shrive of Portsmouth, R. I., 14 Jan., 1738-9 ; she was the 

daughter of John, Jr., and Mary (Soule) Shrive, and was 

born 20 July, 1715. He married (2) Mehitable Bolls, 1755. 

They had five children, born in Rochester : 

120" i Joshua' Dexter, b. in Eochester, 24 May, 1756; m. Thankful 
Dexter, 30 Dec, 1782. 
Deborah^ Dexter, b. in Eochester, 5 April, 1758. 
Patience" Dexter, b. in Eochester, 15 March, 1761. 
Philij^" Dexter, b. in Eochester, 15 Jan., 1763; d. Nov., 1832; m. 
Patience Eandall, 28 Dec, 1786. 
124 V Elizabeth'' Dexter, b. in Eochester, 9 June, 1766. 


John* Dexter, son of John^ [William^, Thomas^] and Sarah 
[ ] Dexter, was born 16 Dec, 1727. He married 

Sarah Handy, 11 Dec, 1746. She died 15 Oct., 1809. 

They had ten children, born in Rochester : 

125 ) Hannah'' Dexter, b. 1 Feb., 1747; m. Nicholas Snow, 8 Dec, 1768. 

126" ii Jolnr Dexter, b. 16 Sept., 1749; m. Eebecca Hillis, 9 March, 

127 iii Elenor' Dexter, b. 29 Oct., 1751. 
128* iv Silas'' Dexter, b. 9 Oct., 1753; m. Elenor Bumpes, 25 Oct., 1778. 








129 V Sarah' Dexter, b. 12 Jan., 1756. 

130 vi Ruth' Dexter, b. 22 Feb., 1758; no family. 

131* vii David'' Dexter, b. 17 June, 1760; d. 14 Sept., 1854; m. Mary 

Butler, 1 April, 1780. 
132* viii Jonathan' Dexter, b. 7 Sept., 1762; d. 9 Nov., 1841; m. (1) 

Hannah Church, (2) Dolly White, 1800. 
133* ix Eeuben" Dexter, b. 26 Jan., 1765; d. 3 April, 1846; m. (1) Mary 

Tobey, (2) Anna Tobey, 1791. 
134 X Nathan' Dexter, b. 2 May, 1767; d. 8 Feb., 1801; m. Bahama 

Hathaway, d. 22 May, 1805; one dau., Bethiah" Dexter, b. 12 

March, 1800; m. John Martin. 


Noah^ Dexter, son of Benjamin^ [William-, Thomas^] and Sarah 
[Arnold] Dexter, was born 26 March, 1697. He married 
Epipheny Hammett, and died 1755, leaving- property to 
value of £800 to wife and children as follows : A committee 
comprisino' Joseph Barlow, Benj. Hammond, George Barlow, 
Nathan Hammond and Noah Spragiie set off the wife dower, 
viz., eighteen acres, which was laid out to Noah in 1744, 
also a wood lot of five acres, also two acres of saltmarsh, 
also the great room in the low part of the dwelling, and that 
only with the liberty of a way ont from the north door west 
to the land first set off', and room to lay wood near north 
door and to draw water at the well, reserving liberty to 
bake in the oven for such as may live in the chambers. The 
oldest son, Edward, had two-sixths of the remainder of the 
land, and all of the dwelling except that set off to the 
widow. He also pnrchased the share of Kenben. Benjamin 
had one-sixth of land set off to him and Jedidah and Jane 
each had one-sixth to them. This was done July 20, 1756. 

Children : 

135* i Edward'' Dexter, b. in Rochester, 13 Sept., 1730; m. Annie , 

1755; (2) Mary Babcock. 
136 ii Reuben' Dexter, b. in Rochester, 11 July, 1732. 
137* iii Benjamin' Dexter, b. in Rochester, 25 Sept., 1734; m. Priscilla 

Benson, 19 Oct., 1756. 


13S iv Jedidah" Dexter, b. iu Rochester, 25 Dec, 1738; m. Seth Hatha- 

■svay of Dartmoutli, 1767. 
139 V Jaue' Dexter, b. in Eochester, 5 Jan., 1749; m. Benson. 


James^ Dexter, son of Benjamin^ [William^, Thomas^] and Sarah 
[Arnold] Dexter, born 27 July, 1698; died Dec. 11, 1775. 
He married, 29 May, 1723, Lois Sherman of Marshfield; 
she was born 1690; died 1780. 

They had five children, all born in Rochester. He left 
his property to wife, and after her decease to daughter 
Sarah and grandchildren, so it would seem that his sons 
and other daughters must have died before he did. He 
received some of his property from his Grandfather 
Arnold 's estate, as the following note will show : 

''1720. Sarah Arnold, wife of Samuel; Samuel Arnold; 
John Hammond and wife Mary; John Bourne and wife 
Elizabeth; Benjamin Dexter and wife Sarah, release all 
their right to forty acres of land and deed the same to James 
Dexter, singleihan, for divers years of service for Sarah 
Arnold, his grandmother, since the death of her husband, 
Rev. Samuel Arnold." 

He was fence viewer in 1740, 1743, 1744, 1756; was on 
grand jury 1742, 1762, and on jury 1740. 

Children : 

140 i Thomas^ Dexter, b. in Eochester, 25 Sept., 1725. 

141 ii Lois' Dexter, b. in Eochester, 31 Jan., 1727; d. 1748; m. Eichard 

Church, 27 Nov., 1746. One son, Charles Church. 

142 iii Jean' Dexter, b. in Eochester, 9 March, 1729. 

143 iv James' Dexter, Jr., b. in Eochester, 1730; d. 1767. 

144* V Sarah' Dexter, b. in Eochester, 12 Dec, 1732; m. Stephen Perry, 
20 Nov., 1755. 

AVill of James^ Dexter of Rochester. 

I give to my beloved -svife, Lois, one-third of all the profits of my estate, 
both real and personal, during her natural life, and at her death my will 
is that what T give to her shall descend to the heirs of my daughter, Sarah 


Perry. Two-thirds to the male heirs and one-third to the female heirs 
of my said daughter, to be to them, their heirs and assigns forever. 

I also give to my said wife one good feather bed and furniture, to be to 
her, her heirs forever. 

I give to my grandson, Charles Church, son of my daughter, Lois Church, 
deceased, to him, his heirs and assigns forever, that lot of land I own 
lying near Seth Snow's in Eochester, laid out to me in 1748. I also give to 
my grandson, Charles Church, £100, in lieu of what will come to him by 
heirship in his uncle's, James Dexter, deceased, estate, to be. paid him by 
my executor on condition that said Church doth quit-claim his claim to the 
aforesaid estate and give a deed of it to my grandson, Thomas Perry, son 
of my daughter Sarah ; but if he refuse to deed said property, then I direct 
my executors to pay him £44 13s. 4d. in eighteen months after my decease, 
this to be in lieu of the £100 also on his refusal as aforesaid. My will 
is that my grandson, Thomas Perry, have the sum of £45 6s. paid to him on 
his arrival at age of 21. 

J give my son-in-law, Stephen Perry, the same, to be his, his heirs and 
assigns forever, that lot of land and orchard known as the ' * Old Orchard ; ' ' 
also I give him my negro man named Cezar; the said Cezar to do choars for 
my widow as needs and necessity require. 

I give to my grandson, James Perry, son of Sarah, the same to be his, 
his heirs and assigns forever, all the salt meadow I own at a place called 
Occot in Eochester. 

I give to my daughter, Sarah Perry, the wife of. Stephen Perry,, all my 
estate, both real and personal, whatsoever that I have not given away 
otherwise by this will, to be to her during her natural life, and also the 
improvement thereon to her husband, Stephen Perry, during his life, or 
until his marriage with another woman, and after her death and his inter- 
marriage two-thirds, to be equally divided between the male children that 
my daughter may have by husband Perry, and one-third to the female 
children that she may have, to be theirs, their heirs forever. 

In case my daughter shall lose her husband and shall marry and have 
other children, my will is that each child shall have £13 6s. 8d., to be paid 
to them on their arrival at age 21 years by the children of my daughter by 
Perry, the male children paying two-thirds and the female children paying 

I appoint Stephen Perry, my son-in-law, as my executor. 

Dated 31 Jan., 1774. 

James Dexter. [X] 

Joseph Hammond. 
Seth Blackwell 
Tisdale Winslow. 

Property valued £1396 10s. Id. 
Probated 1 Jan., 1776. 



Benjamin^ Dexter, sou of Benjamin^ [William^, Thomas^] and 
Sarali [Arnold] Dexter, was born 4 March, 1700 ; died 1738. 
He married Hannah Barrow, 8 June, 1721 ; had six children, 
born in Rochester, Mass. He died 1738 leaving all young 
children, and Ebenezer Barlow was appointed guardian of 
the children. Was one of petitioners to have part of town 
where they lived set off into a precinct in 1735. He was 
constable in 1735 and 1736 ; was one of jury in 1734. 

Children : 

145* i Peleg" Dexter, b. 16 April, 1722; m. Catherine Cosby, 14 Feb., 

146' ii Jonathan' Dexter, b. 30 April, 1724; m. (1) Hannah , (2) 

Philippa Vincent. 
147 iii Enoeh=^ Dexter, b. 6 March, 1726; m. Jedidah Morse, 7 Sept., 

1755. She died 1787. No children. 
148' iv Ebenezer' Dexter, b. 6 Aug., 1728. 
149* V Joseph' Dexter, b. 27 Feb., 1731. 
150 vi Isaac' Dexter, b. 19 July, 1734. 


Josiah' Dexter, son of Benjamin' [William^, Thomas^] and Sarah 
[ArnoldJ Dexter, was born 12 Nov., 1704; married Abigail 
Dexter 13 Nov., 1740, and had seven children. He was con- 
stable in 1743. H-e was a farmer and cordwainer in 1746. He 
recorded the following as the distinguishing mark for his 
cattle : ' ' Slit in top of left ear ; half penny cut out of each 
side of same; crop cut off the top of right ear." The in- 
ventory of his estate in 1769 was, personal estate, £200; real 
estate, £240. 


151" i Benjamin'- Dexter, b. 19 Dec, 1741; d. 15 Feb., 1790; m. Mary 

Hathaway, 29 Sept., 1774. 
152 ii Philip' Dexter, h. 5 Jan., 1743. 


153 iii PauP Dexter, b. 20 Dec, 1745; d. 8 April, 1746. 

154 iv Hannah'' Dexter, b. 26 Nov., 1747. 

155* V David' Dexter, b. 9 Nov., 1749; d. 30 Dec., 1826; m. Sarah 
Alleu, 5 Nov., 1779. 

156 vi Alice-" Dexter, b. 29 July, 1751 ; d. 8 July, 1752. 

157 vii Jonathan'' Dexter, b. 20 Au^., 1753. 


Constant^ Dexter, son of Benjamin^ [William^, Thomas^] and 
Sarah [Arnold] Dexter, was born 27 Nov., 1706 ; died 1756. 
He married Meribah Dilloway 1731, and had nine children, 
born in Eochester. He sold land to his brothers, Benjamin 
and Josiah, in 1733. He was on jury 1739. 

Children : 

Bettf Dexter, b. 19 March, 1733. 

Meribah'* Dexter, b. 16 Jan., 1735; ni. 16 March, 1758, Joseph 

Child of Barnstable. 
Drusilla' Dexter, b. 12 March, 1737. 
Sarah'' Dexter, b. 28 Jan., 1739. 
Nathan" Dexter, b. 8 Feb., 1741. 
Isaac^ Dexter, b. 13 June, 1744. 
Thomas^ Dexter, b. 7 March, 1745. 
Stephen" Dexter, b. 3 Jan., 1747. 
Gideon" Dexter, b. 29 June, 1750; m. Mary . 

Will of Constant Dexter : 

In the name of God amen I Constant Dexter of Eochester in Co of 
Plymouth in New England. Yeoman being enlisted in the expedition 
against Crown Point, sencible of the uncertainty of life Do make this my 
last Will & Testament. 

I desire to commit myself & my family into the mercyfuU hand of 
Almighty God, earnestly pray for his protection over us, his guidance of 
us and his blessing upon us through the coiu-se of each of our lives that 
we may behave thro' our lives here that we may be all made pertakers of 
his eternal favors and merceys in the world to come thro' Jesus Christ our 

As touching my outward estate I do hereby give and bequeath the whole 
thereof of both real & personal estate to my beloved wife Meribah for her 
use & improvement so long as she shall be my widow Hereby granting to my 




















said wife full ^jower after my debts are paid to divide the remainder of 
estate among my children Betty, Meribah, Drusilla, ' Sarah, Nathan, Isaac, 
Thomas, Stephen & Gideon in such manner as she shall think best, but if 
my wife should be taken away without making any division or settlement 
of my estate among my children, my will is that my real estate be equally 
divided among my five sons and what remains of my moveable estate be 
equally divided among my daughters. 

I hereby make my Wife & my son Nathan my executors. 

Signed 9th of June 1756. 

Constant Dexter. [X] 
Geo. Barlow, "\ 
Israel Hamond, C Witnesses. 
Benj. Hammond, j 


SamueP Dexter, son of Benjamin^ [William^ Thomas^] and 
Sarah [Arnold] Dexter, was born in Rochester, Mass., 14 
Dec., 1708. He spent his early life in that place, and on 18 
]\Iay, 1732, was married to Mary Clark by Rev. Timothy 
Rng'O'les. He remained there until after 1734, for two of his 
children, Joseph and Samuel, were born there. He moved 
from there to Hardwick, and then in 1736 he was at Athol, 
where his son Ichabod was born ; but he must have returned 
to Hardwick, for the records give the births of the remain- 
ing children at Hardwick. 

While Samuel was not one of the first grantees of Athol, 
he was one of the very early settlers, coming there the 
beginning of the second year. The five families that came 
the first year, September, 1735, were Richard Morton, 
Ephraim Smith, Samuel Morton, John Smeed and Joseph 
Lord. Those that came the second year, spring of 1736, 
were Aaron Smith, Samuel Dexter, Noah Morton, Robert 
Young, Robert IMarble, Nathaniel and Eleazer Graves and 
"William, John, James and Robert Oliver. 

The Indians troubled the settlers so much that many of 
them left this locality for a more secure place, and it may be 
that Samuel removed to Hardwick and remained there from 
1740 to 1753, but in the deeds of land which he sold in 


1743, 1745, 1753 and 1759, his residence is given as Paijuoag 
(Athol). He was called husbandman, and must have been 
a man of considerable property for those times. 

In September, 1743, he sold fifty acres of land on West 
Hill to Jason Babcock. (This is the Babcock who was cap- 
tured by the Indians in 1746 and carried off to Canada, but 
who was afterwards redeemed and returned to Athol.) In 
October, 1743, he sold house lot No. 7, West Hill, to Thomas 
Hunter. In 1744 he bought of Jason Babcock two lots in 
Athol, being Nos. 6 and 14. In May, 1745, he sold thirty 
acres (lot No. 63, second division) near river to Ebenezer 
Davis. In March, 1753, he sold to his oldest son, Joseph 
(then of Hardwick), two lots, Nos. 14 and 15, in Athol. In 
1755 he sold lot 53, a tract of land on both sides of Tully 
Brook, to Abraham Nutt. In 1759 he sold three tracts of 
land in Athol to his son, lehabod Dexter. In 1775 was a 
member of the Committee of Correspondence. 


1(37 i Joseph' Dexter, 1j. in Eochester, 2 May, 1733. Was in Harcl- 

v,'ick 1753; removed to Athol 1761; was field driver 1762. 
SamueP Dexter, b. in Eochester, 13 Oct., 1734. 
Ichabod' Dexter, b. in Athol (T), 1736-7. 
Job' Dexter, b. in Hardwick, 8 March, 1740-1. 
Mary' Dexter, b. in Hardwick," 11 Jnly, 1743; m. Benjamin 
172^ vi Sarah' Dexter, b; in Hardwick, 8 May, 1745; m. Solomon John- 
son, 28 Dec, 1762. 
173" vii Benjamin' Dexter, b. in Hardwick, 17 Nov., 1747. 


Ephraim^ Dexter, son of Benjamin^ [Willianr, Thomas^] and 
Sarah [Arnold] Dexter, was born in Rochester, 27 JMay, 
1711. He was a yeoman, and resided in Rochester. He 
married (1) Martha Clark in 1735. She died, and 25 
Nov., 1754, he married (2) Martha Waite. He died 1774. 
Will probated 1775; sons to be executors. (See will.) 










Children, all by first wife: 

174 i Ruth'' Dexter, b. in Rochester, 20 Dec, 1737; m. Hatch. 

17o ii Alice' -Dexter, h. iu Rochester, 28 March, 1740; d. 20 April, 1820. 
176" iii Ephraim' Dexter, Jr., b. in Rochester, 31 Dec, 1741; d. 5 
April, 1823 ; m. Kesiah= Sober, 29 Dec, 1771. 

177 iv Abigail-' Dexter, b. in Rochester, 16 March, 1745; m. Joseph 

Cannon, 24 Nov., 1768. 

178 V Lois" Dexter, b. in Rochester, 5 Dec, 1748; m. Timothy West, 

27 August, 1768. 
179* vi Caleb" Dexter, b. in Rochester, 13 April, 1751; d. 3 Oct., 1831. 

The will of Ephraira Dexter (October 10, 1774) : 

In the name of God Amen, I Ephraim Dexter of Rochester in the County 
of Plymouth in the ProTince of Massachusetts Bay in New England, yeoman, 
i-alljng to mind the uncertainty of Life do make and ordain this my last 
Will and Testament, and first of all I do freely resign my soul to God 
who gave it, and my body I commit to the dust to be decently buried at 
the discretion of my Executor, and Touching the worldly Interest wherewith 
it hath pleased God to bless me, I dispose of it in the manner following 
viz. — 

Impris^, — To my faithful and beloved wife Martha I give and bequeath 
one third part of the improvement of all my real estate during her natura". 
life, also the use of one-third part of all my out-door personal estate 
during the said term. Also the use of an horse to ride when she pleases, 
and fitrthermore I give her all my household furnittu'e as her own prop- 
erty to use and dispose of as she thinks proper. — 

Item: — To my dutiful daughter, Ruth Hatch, I give that piece of lane 
joining to Jabez Dexter, David Randall, Solomon Young, Timothy West 
and Jonathan Sturtevant, also twenty acres upon the north part of my lot 
lying upon Perry's Swamji. Also one quarter jjart of a lot of Cedar 
Swamp originally part of doty's share and which was left to me by my 
Hond Father, all which I bequeath to my said daughter Ruth, her heirs 
and assigns forever, reserving to my wife the improvement of one-third 
as above-mentioned. 

Item: — Bequeath to my dutifidl daughter Allice Meggs to her her heirs 
and assigns forever one-third part of the lot which I bought of Jonathan 
Burnell of Nantucket, to be taken on the north side of said lot, also one 
:juarter of the Cedar swamps above mentioned reserving to my wife onf 
third of the improvement as above provided. 

Item: — I give and bequeath to my dutiful daughter Abigail Cannon, 
and to her heirs and assigns forever one-third part of the aforesd lot 
which I bought of William Burnell to be taken off the Southerly side of 
f-aid lot joining upon the road wliicli goes from Ebenezar Meggs's to 


^lattapt Meeting- House. Also one quarter i)art of the above-mentioned 
cedar swamp excepting the improvement of a third as above. 

Item: — To my dutifull daughter, Lois West, I giv* and bequeath, the 
other third of the lot which I bought of Wm Bur nell also the other quarter 
of the aforementioned cedar swamp, all which (excepting the reserve to riiy 
wife) I give to my said daughter to her heirs and assigns forever. 

Lastly: — To my two dutifull sons Ephraim and Caleb I give all the 
residue of my estate of whatever nature, to be equally divided between 
them, obliging them to pay equally my funeral charges & all other debts 
which I may owe at my decease, obliging them also to keep a good riding 
beast for my beloved wife for her to ride -on when she thinks proper. 

Also I appoint my two sons Executors of this my last Will and revoking 
all others I do constitute this to be my last Will and Testament. In testi- 
mony of which I do hereunto set my hand and seal this tenth day of 
October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty 

Ephraim Dexter. [Seal] 
In presence of — 
Ebenezar Cannon. 
Justice White. 
Isaiah Dexter.. 


Seth^ Dexter, son of Benjamin^ [William-, Thomas^] and Sarah 
. [Arnold] Dexter, was born 3 Oct., 1718. He was a 
clothier. He died 6 April, 1793, aged 75. He married Eliz- 
abeth — : she was born 1718; died 13 Oct., 1793. lie 

was executor of his brother James' estate in 1775; inv., 
£1396 10s. Id. He was one of the Committee on Correspond- 
ence before the War of Revolution, 1772-3. "In 1777 he 
Avith two others were a committee to supply families of 
soldiers who are in the army. ' ' He was a deacon. He was 
town clerk in 1750, 1751, 1752, 1753, 1755, 1756. (See will.) 

They had nine children : 

180* i Seth'^ Dexter, b. 28 Dec, 1743; m. Deborah Haskall. 

181 ii Elizabeth" Dexter, b. 5 June, 174.5; m. Ebenezer Clark, Jr., 5 

Jan., 1764. 

182 iii Prince' Dexter, b. 12 June, 1747. Xot mentioned in father's 

Avill, 1791. 
183* iv Elijah'' Dexter, b. 22 Feb., 1749. 


184 V Davicr Dexter, h. 30 Sept., 1751. Xot mentioned in father's 

ATill, 1791. 

185 vi Thomas^ Dexter, b. 22 Aug., 1753; d. 1753. 

186 vii Joanna'^ Dexter, b. 26 Jvlj, 1754: ; m. John G-ibbs, Jr., 13 Nov., 


187 viii Constauf^ Dexter, b. 12 Nov., 1756; d. Oct., 1785. No family. 
188* ix ThankfuP Dexter, b. 19 Ang., 1759; m. Zebulon Haskall, 

3 Feb., 1782. 

I Seth Dexter of Eochester, Clothier, being of advanced age &c — 

1 To my beloved wife Elizabeth I give all my personal est. except only the 
Money & notes of hand that may be due at my decease, & so much of that 
as may be necessary with the improvements of my E E for her comfortable 
support & passage through life also I give her the use & improv of all my 
real Estate during her life except what I here in otherwise dispose of — 

I give to my son Seth Dexter my House & land that formerly was owned 
l)y Thomas Haskall or so much money as that will fetch is sold also % 
half of my wearing apparell & my ' ' Willard 's Body of Divinity ' ' 

I give to my son Elijah Dexter my Corn Mill & Saw Mill with the usual 
part of the stream & dam together with all the land I own on the easterly 
side of mill stream with half a lot of land I own at the head of the Mill 
pond — also the Salt meadow I o'wn on Charles Neck also my Pew in the 
Meeting house & excepting one half a lot of land I own below parlows, 
to come into possession after his mothers decease — also I give to said 
Elijah ^2 Diy wearing apparel all the above to be his, his heirs and assigns. 

I give to my daughter Elizabeth Clark 18£ — together with one half of 
the moveable estate that my Widow doth not dispose of & is left at her 

I give to my dau Joanna Gibbs 18£ together with the other half of the 
moveable estate that is not disposed of as above — 

I give to my Grand children, sons of my dau — Thankful Haskall the one 
half of my homestead lands & buildings I own near the westerly side of 
Mill river, together Avith half the fulling mill, the one half & the usual 
part of the Stream & dam & one half the lot of land I .own below the 
Parlow 's & at the head of the mill pond — to be to them forever. 

I give to my son in law Zebulon Haskall the other half of my home- 
stead, Lands, building & fulling mill &c — during his natural life and after 
his decease to descend to my two grand children to be divided between 
them, if either of them decease under lawful age then to be to the surviving 
child to him or theni their heirs and assigns. 


The use & iiiijn'ovemeut of all the above estate to be for the comfortable 
support & iiiainteuance of my Widow during her Xatural life & not to come 
into possession until after her decease — 

I appoint my Son Elijah Dexter & Zebulon Haskall Exr — 

22 Nov 1791 

Approved 22 May 1793 — 


Seth' Dexter, son of Jabez^ [Philip^, William-, Thomas^] and 
Mary [ ] Dexter, was born 17 Feb.. 1723. He married 

Mary Kirby, 21 IMay. 1753. 

They had seven children, born in Rochester : 

189* i Jabez" Dexter, b. 10 Aug., 1758; d. 14 Jan., 1814; m. Eachel 

190* ii Ellas'' Dexter, b. ; d. 15 Dec, 1821; m. Mercy Sampson, 

1 Dec, 1796. 

191* iii Elizabeth^ Dexter, b. ; d. 18 March, 1827; m. . 

192* iv Elisha'' Dexter, b. ApvW, 1/65; d. 14 Jan., 1834; m. Eunice 

193* V Sarah" Dexter, b. 2 Sept., 1755; d. 8 August, 1833; m. Josiah 


194 vi Mary" Dexter, b. ; m. Charles Ellis. 

195* vii Isaiah" Dexter, b. 31 Dec, 1752; m. Mary Davis, 29 Oct., 1775. 


Jabez'' Dexter, son of Jabez* [Philip^, William-, Thomas^] and 
]\Iary Dexter, was born 11 ]\Iay, 1728 ; married Patience 
Hammond, 7 Nov., 1751. 

One son : 
196 i Eufus" Dexter,, b. in Rochester, 3 Sept., 1762. 


Joshua'' Dexter, son of Gershom^ [John^ William-, Thomas^] 
and Mehitabel [Bolls] Dexter, was born 21 May, 1756 : 
married Thankfnl Dexter, 30 Dec, 1782. 


Two f'hildren : 

197 i Abigail" Dexter, h. in Eocliester, 16 Kov., 1786. 

198 ii TTamiah" Dexter, b. in Eocliester, 22 June, 1789. 


Philip' Dexter, son of Gershom^ [John', William^, Thomas^] and 
:\rL'hitabel [Bolls] Dexter, was born 15 Jan., 1763; died 18 
Nov.. 1832: married Patience Randall, 28 Dec, 1786. Philip 
was a farmer and the record says he marked his cattle the 
same as his grandfather, John Dexter, did, viz. : " A slit in 
the end of the left ear and a half penny underside of the 
right ear." This was entered for record 7 Jan., 1794. 

One child : . 

199* i Betsey'"' Dexter, b. in Eoehester, 1788; d. 1866; m. Isaac Hatha- 


John'' Dexter, son of John^ [John^, William-. Thomas^] and 
Sarah [Hardy] Dexter, was born 16 Sept., 1719. He 
maiM-ied TJebeeca Hiller on 9 INIarch, 1777. 

They had six children, born in Rochester, Mass. : 

200 i Caleb'"- Dexter, b. 2.3 May, 1779; d. 2 Oct., 1831. No family. 

201 ii .Jonathan" Dexter, b. 14 March, 1781; d. 4 March, 1860. No 

202" iii Charles'"' Dexter, b. July, 1782; m. Hannah Sno^Y, 3 March, 1808. 
20.3 iv Betlniel'"' Dexter, b. 20 July, 1784; d. 13 Dec, 1855; m. Jane 

Blankenship, 24 July, 1807. No family. 

204 V Dt'sir^ Dexter, b. 9 Dec, 1786; d. 4 Sept., 1864; m. Ebenezer 


205 vi Zoath'^ Dexter, b. 1.') .luly, 179.1; d. 16 Jan., 1875; m. (1) Betsey 

; {2) Alice Holmes, 24 Dec, 1846. No family. 




Silas"' Dexter, son of Jolm^ [John'". William-, Thomas'] and 
Sarah [Haudy] Dexter, was born 1) Oct., 1753; married 
Elenor Bumpes, 25 Oct., 1778. 

20G i Oliver" Dexter, b. 12 Sept., 1779. ' 


David' Dexter, son of John^ [ John^ William-, Thomas' | and 
Sarah [Handy] Dexter, was born 17 June, 17r)0: died 14 
Sept., 1854; married Mary Butlei-, 11 April. 1782. 

94 yrs. -2 mos. 17 days. 

The following' is a sketch furnished In- his R-randdauoliter : 

Davii] Dexter, born in Eodiester, Mass., June 17, 1760, enlisted in June; 
1776, being then a boy of sixteen, to serve as private in the Eevolutionary 

Army, under Captain Turner, his Colonel being Marshall. He took 

the place of an older l>rother. who had a family and who was drafted. 


He married Mary Butler, born in Tisbiiry, Martha's Vineyard, July 15, 
1755. She Tras the eldest child of Thomas and Eebecca (Butler) 
Butler. The date of this marriage was April 11, 1780, during which year 
he served six months more in the army imder Captain Lee and Colonel 

He was present at the hanging of Andre at Tappan-on-the-Hudson, 
October 2, 1780. Avery J." Dexter remembered hearing his grandfather 
tell of the execution, and that Washington was present and cried like a 
child. He said: "Grandfather would tell it over while the tears would run 
down his cheek. ' ' 

David Dexter, with his younger brother Jonathan, born in Eochester, 
Mass., Sept. 7, 1762, came to Vermont in 1783, and lived on Newfane Hill, 
while making a home in the wdlderness of what was then Wardsboro, after- 
ward Dover. Here David 's first child Charles was born, October 3, 1783. 

When the log house was ready the family was moved in, following blazed 
trees to the new home. 

Jonathan, who married Hannah Church of Newfane, cleared up the adjoin- 
ing farm, afterwards known as the Colonel Woods farm. There is no 
record of this marriage, but the first child, Eeuben, was born October 9, 
1788. In an old burial-place in Wardsboro, may be seen this inscription: 
' ' Mrs. Hannah, wife of Mr. Jonathan Dexter, died May 29, 1800, in the 
38th year of her age. ' ' 

David, in the early days, used to come out to Newfane Hill and work for 
Captain Kenny, taking his pay in corn, which was ground in a mill near 
by, the foundation stones of which may be seen near the outlet of Kenny 
Pond. Taking the bag of meal on his back, David would retrace his way 
through the forest by marked trees. 

Euth Dexter, a sister of David and Jonathan, came later from "Old 
Eochester" and lived some years with her brother Jonathan in the south 
part of Wardsboro. She was born Feb. 22, 1758, in Eochester, Mass., 
and died in Wardsboro. 

207* i Charles" Dexter, b. 3 Oct., 1783; d. 29 Sept., 1852; m. Lucinda 
Bascom, 5 Feb., 1788. 

208 ii Mary-^ Dexter, b. 29 Dec, 1784; d. 16 Sept., 1862; m. Henry 

Underwood, 23 April, 1812. 

209 iii Nathan" Dexter, b. 16 Sept., 1786; d. 22 April, 1866; m. — 

Park, 2 May, 1810. 
John'' Dexter, b. 1 March, 1788; d. 18 Feb., 1858. 
David" Dexter, b. 20 April, 1790; d. 6 Jan., 1871. 
Daniel" Dexter, b. 30 May, 1792; d. 30 May, 1862; m. (1) 

Hadassah Johnson, 1824; (2) Eoxalana Johnson, 24 Dec, 

213* vii Silas" Dexter, b. 6 Dec, 1794; d. 7 April, 1850; m. (1) Irene 

Hall, 1826; (2) Maria Taylor, 10 Jan., 1833. He was Eep- 

resentative in 1831-3. 








J 32 

Jonathan' Dexter, son of John^ [John". AYilliam-, Thomas^] and 
Sarah [Handy] Dexter, was born 7 Sept., 1762; died 9 
Nov., 1841; married (1) Hannah Church; (2) Dolly AVhite, 
11 Nov., 1800. 

He had six children by first wife and eiiiht by second wife : 

214 i Eeuben'' Dexter, b. in Wardsboro, Yt., 9 Oct., 1788. 

215 ii Hannah" Dexter, b. in Wardsboro, Yt., 20 Xov., 1790; d. 25 

Oct., 1865 ; m. Warren Wood. 
21G iii Eleanor"' Dexter, b. 10 Nov., 1794; d. 14 April, 1867; m. Lewis 

Lamb, 2,3 Dec, 1819. 
217* iv Jonathan M." Dexter, b. 26 April, 1798; m. Harriet Morse. 

218 V Sally" Dexter. 

219 vi Dolly" Dexter, b. 1796; d. 1806, 

220 vii Deborah" Dexter, b. 20 Sept., 1801 ; d. S Oct., 1828. 

221" viii Oliver" Dexter, b. 11 Dec, 1802; d. 5 April, 1882; m. Louisa 
Preston, 14 Sept., 1830. 

222 ix Joseph H." Dexter, b. 27 May, 1804; d. 6 Nov., 1806. 

223 X Silvia" Dexter, b. 9 Aug., 1807; d. 23 Sept., 1810. 

224 xi Sarah H." Dexter, b. 23 May, 1809; m. Hiram Havs'ley. 

225' xii Joseph W." Dexter, b. 14 April, 1811; m. Mary F. Morse, 11 

Nov., 1834. 
226" xiii Linus W." Dexter, b. 24 May, 1813 ; m. Caroline Carpenter. 

227 xiv Silvia" Dexter, b. 12 Oct., 1814; d. 10 Xov., 1846; m. W. H. 



Reuben"^ Dexter, son of John^ [John-\ William-, Thomas^] and 
Sarah [Handy] Dexter, was bom 26 Jan., 1765; died 3 
April, 1846; married (1) Mary Tobey, 1787; (2) Anna 

Tobey, 1791. 

Seven children, all by second Avife : 

228 i Leonard" Dexter, b. in Eoehester, 1 April, 1797; d. 26 Sept., 1867. 

Xo childrenl 
229" ii Anne" Dexter, b. 11 July, 1799; d. 5 Dec, 1867; m. Abuer Hall, 
4 Xov., 1819. 


230 iii Nathan" Dexter, h. 2 July, 1801 ; d. 7 Oct.. 1826. Not married, 

231 iv Susannah P." Dexter, b. 3 April, 1803; d. 24 Jan., 1888. Not 

232* V Clarissa'' Dexter, b. 25 May, 1805 ; d. 23. March, 1867 ; m. Edward 

Buell, 31 July, 1834. 
233" vi Mary" Dexter, b. 4 Feb., 1808; d. 23 July, 1896; m. Nathan 

Barstow, 27 Dec, 1829. 
234* vii Caroline" Dexter, b. 14 March, 1814; d. 2 July, 1856; m. Daniel 

Smith, 1 Jan., 1840. 

135 . 

Edward' Dexter, sou of Noah* [Benjamin^ William^, Thomas^] 
and Epiplieny [Clark] Dexter, was born 13 Sept., 1730: 

died 1798: married (1) Annie • , 1755; (2) Mary 

Babcock. At death, of father the land was divided between 
the boys and the personal property among the girls. The 
son Edward was executor. He was tithing-man 1792. 

Will of Edward Dexter : 

16 Aug. 1795 

In the name of God amen I Edward Dexter of Eoehester in the county oi 
Plymouth yeoman — Do make & ordain this my last will & testament, my soul 
I commit to God, & my body I would have interred in a decent Christian 
manner & my earthly estate I would dispose of in the manner following — 
viz — 

Whereas I am possessed of two pieces of land which are divided from 
each other by land belonging to Ebenezer Cannon, it is my will that all 
which lies on the westerly side of said land of Ebenezer Cannon shall be 
the property of my dutiful son Edward obliging him to pay all my just 
debts, funeral charges, he having all debts due me and all my land, meadow 
&c lying on the east side of the land of said Ebenezer Cannon shall be the 
jiroperty of my dutiful son Samuel — 

And it is my will, that all my' personal estate, be equally divided between 
my three daughters Etmice, Anna & Mary and I oblige Edward to provide 
for them Sufficient house room during their Single Estate. 

I appoint Edward, my son. Sole Executor. 

I do hereunto set my hand & seal 16 day Aug 1795 — 

Edward Dexter. [Seal] 
Nat Cowin 
Nathan Cannon 
Lot Perkins — 

Presented tor Probate 9 Nov., 1798 


Two children by first wife and six hy second wife: 

235 i Noah" Dexter, 1). in Rochester, 17 Oct., 175;") ; d. 1 7()(). 

236 ii Anna" Dexter, b. in Rochester, 2 Jan., 1758; d. 175S. 
237" iii Edward" Dexter, b. in Rochester, 13 Nov., 1766; d. 1845. 
238" iv Samuel" Dexter, b. in Rochester, 30 Sept., 1773.- 

239 V Eunice" Dexter, 1). in Rochester, 1768. 

240 vi James" Dexter, b. in Rochester, 4 Oct., 1771; d. before 1795. 

241 vii Anna" Dexter, b. in Rochester, 10 Dec, 1778; m. David Austin. 

242 viii Mary" Dexter, b. in Rochester, 15 Dec, 1783; m. Gideon Dexter, 



Benjamin'^ Dexter, son of Noah^ [Benjamin^ William-, Thomas^] 
and Epipheny [Clark] Dexter, was born 25 Sept.. 1734; 
died 1804; married Priscilla Benson. 19 Oct.. 1756. 

.Nine children, born in Rochester: 

243 i Experience" Dexter, b. 15 Feb., 1757; m. Seth Bimi]). 

244" ii Joseph" Dexter, b. 3 Jidv, 1759; m. Mary Luce, 1779. 
245" iii Noah" Dexter, b. 4 June, 1762; d. 25 April, 1816; m. Mary 
Delano, 1788. 

246 vi Thankful" Dexter, b. 21 Aug., 1764; m. Savery Clifton of 


247 V Epipheny" Dexter, b. 25 April, 1767; in. Paul Hammond of 


248 vi Priscilla" Dexter, b. 14 Jan., 1770; m. Israel Cowin of Rochester. 

249 vii Jane" Dexter, b. 5 Jan., 1773; m. David Mendell of Rochester.- 

250 viii Susanna" Dexter, b. 26 May, 1775; m. Perez Coombs of Mid- 

251" ix Benjamin" Dexter, b. 18 July, 1778; d. 14 Sept., 1846; m. Ruth 
Delano, 1 Jan., 1797. 


Sarah' Dexter, daughter of James^ [Benjamiir, William-, 
Thomas^] and Lois [Sherman] Dexter, was born 12 Dec, 
1732 ; married Stephen Perry, 20 Nov., 1755. Stephen and 
wife had land given them bv James^ 



Six cbildi-eii, born in Eochester, Mass. They had land 
left them by their grandfather James. 

252 i James" Perry, b. 22 March, 1758. Eeceived land from his grand- 


253 ii Elizabeth" Perry, b. 31 July, 1760. 

254 iii Thomas" Perry, b. 3 June, 1761. Eeceived money from his 


255 iv Louis (dau.)" Periy, b. 12 Oct., 1763. 

256 V Lucy" Perry, b. 25 Feb., 1769. 

257 vi Sarah" Perry, b. 3 April, 1771. 


Peleg'' Dexter, son of Benjamin* [Benjamin', AVilliam^, Thomas^] 
and Hannah [Barrow] Dexter, was born 16 April, 1722; 
married Catherine Cosby, 19 Feb., 1743. 

Three children, born in Rochester : 

258 i John" Dexter, b. 27 June, 1745; drowned 15 March, 1761, in N. S. 

259 ii Elisha" Dexter, b.20 July, 1747 ; drowned 15 March, 1761, in N. S. 

260 iii Jesse" Dexter, b. 18 May, 1750; m. Widow Nickerson. 


Jonathan' Dexter, son of Benjamin* [Benjamin^, William^, 
Thomas^] and Hannah [Barrow] Dexter, was born 30 April, ^ 
1724; married (1) Hannah Vincent; (2) Philippa Vincent. ■' 

One child: 

261 i Isaac" Dexter, b. at Dartmouth, Mass., 15 Oct., 1751 ; m. 3 July, 

1776, Anna Foster, who was b. Chilmark, Mass., 29 June, 1756, 
dau. of EdAvard and Mary Foster. Edward Foster went to 
Liverpool, N. S., 1760 or '61, and Avas one of the original 


Ebenezer' Dexter, son of Benjamin* [Benjamin', William-, 
Tliomas^] and Iliiiinah [BarroAv] Dexter, Avas born in 

DEXTER PA.Mii.N' ( ;i:xi:.\i ,( X^'. 4,') 

Rochester, 6 Aiiii., 1728; iiiarried Lydia Jiydei; (said to 
have been his cousin), 27 March, 1755. Tie was a fanncf. 

Fonrteen childi'en, 1)oi-m in Dartmouth, ^lass. : 

262 i Hannah'' Dexter, b. 15 Sept., 1756; d. in Nova Scotia, 24 i-'eb.. 

1783; ni. James Nickerson, son of Eldad and Mary. 

263 ii Benjamin" Dexter, b. 23 March, 1758 ( Eoch ester ) ; d. 1787; m. 

Mary Harrington. Descendants live in Hants County, X. S. 
Son, Enos Dexter. 
•26i iii Eebecca" Dexter, b. 10 May, 1760 (Rocliester) ; ni. 26 Dec, 1776, 
Stephen Gardner. 

265 iv Lydia" Dexter, b. 23 July, 1762 (Liverpool, X. S.) ; d. 1854; 

m. Jesse Xickerson. 

266 V Elisha" Dexter, b. 23 April, 1764 (Liverixx)!, X. S.) ; d. 19 May, 


267 vi Ebenezer" Dexter, b. 20 July, 1766 (Liverpool, X. S.) ; d. 1835; 

m. Azubah Godfrey. 

268 vii Katherine" Dexter, b. 1769; m. William Gardner, 1 Jan., 1789. 
269'-- viii Enoch" Dexter, 1). 1771; d. 1831; m. Soloma Pindel, 10 Xov., 


270 ix Samuel" Dexter, b. 1773; m. Hannah Godfrey. 

271 X Experience" Dexter; m. (1) William Gardner; (2) Hampton 

Stokes, 27 August, 1800. 

272 xi Ariedana" Dexter; m. Xathaniel Cleveland. 

273 xii Bertha" Dexter; m. (1) John Purgers; (2) Joseph Woods, 6 

Sept., 1792. 

274 xiii Esther" Dexter; m. Peter Frost, 22 Dec, 1796. 

275 xiv Reuben" Dexter; died young. 


Joseph' Dexter, son of Benjamin* [Benjamin^ William-, 
' Thomas^] and Hannah [Barrow] Dexter, was born 27 Feb., 
1731 ; married Azubah Godfrey. 

Children, born in Nova Scotia : 

276 i Son, b. 16 Feb., 1762. 

277 ii Eunice" Dexter, b. 17 July, 1763. 

278 iii Posana" Dexter, b. 15 March, 1766. 

279 iv Azubah" Dexter, b. 30 April, 1768. 

280 v Jediah" Dexter, b. 19 June, 1790. For too much freedom of 

speech he had to flee to Xew England. 















Benjamin'' Dexter, son of Josiali^ [Benjamin^, William^, 
Thomas^] and Abigail [Dexter] Dexter, was born 19 Dec, 
1741 : died 15 Feb., 1790 ; married Mary Hathaway, 29 Sept., 

After the death of Benjamin^, George B. Nye of Kochester 
Avas api^ointed guardian for the fonr young children, Han- 
nah, Benjamin, Josiah and Philip, they being nnder fourteen 
years of age. 

Six children, born in Rochester : 

Sarah C." Dexter, b. 12 Aug., 1780; d. 26 May, 1814. 
Abigail" Dexter, b. 4 Nov., 1777. 
Hannah'' Dexter, b. 28 June, 1779. 
Josiah" Dexter, b. 14 June, 1781. 
Benjamin" Dexter, b. 11 March, 1783. 
Ti Philip" Dexter, b. 20 Aug., 178-5. 


David" Dexter, son of Josiah^ [Benjamin^, "William-, Thomas^] 
and Abigail [Dexter] Dexter, was born 9 Nov., 1749 ; died 
22 Jan., 1827 : married Sarah Allen, 5 Nov., 1779. He was 
a farmer, and the record says he marked his cattle "with 
"two slits in the end of left ear." This is recorded 29 
July, 1778. 

Seven children, born in Rochester: 

287 i Sarah C." Dexter, b. 12 Aug., 1780; d. 26 May, 1814. 

288* ii Jonathan" Dexter, b. 22 Feb., 1782; d. 27 Feb., 1841; m. Mary 

Studley, 17 March, 180-5. 
2S9 iii Mariah" Dexter, b. 23 Oct., 1784. Xo family. 
290 iv Mercy" Dexter, 24 March, 1788 ; d. 6 May, 1832. Xo family. 
291* V E. Allen" Dexter, b- 13 Jan-, 1792; m. (1) Cynthia Pitcher, 11 

March, 1834; (2) Martha Mayhevs% 

292 vi David" Dexter, b. 26 Xov., 1794; d. 20 Nov., 1824. 

293 vii Benjamin" Dexter, b. 29 June, 1800; d. 24 Aug., 1827; m. 

Hannah Brownell, 1826. Xo children. 



Isaac' Dexter, son of Constant^ [Benjamin". William-, ThomasVJ 
and ^Meribah [Dilloway] Dexter, Avas ])(>rn 13 June, 1744; 
died 15 Dec, 1804; nuirried Kezia Wing-. 

Nine children. l)Oi"n in Wayne, IMaine: 

294* i (Deacon) Constant'' Dexter, b. 9 Aug., 1767; d. 26 :\rai-ch, 1842; 

m. Eebecca Billington. 
29.'5 ii NathanieP Dexter. 
296* iii Freeman" Dexter; d. 7 Dec, 1840; m. Polly Thurston. 

297 iv (Eev.) Stephen" Dexter. 

298 V Gideon" Dexter. 

300* vi Isaac" Dexter, b. 18 Feb., 1783; d. 21 Aug., 1864; m. Sally 

Wing, 1803. 
301* vii (Deacon) Amasa" Dexter, born 6 July, 1786; d. 30 August, 

1874; m. Martha Burgess, 28 Oct., 1807. 

302 viii Mercy" Dexter. 

303 ix :Meribah" Dexter. 


Gideon'' Dexter, sou of Constant* [Benjamin^ William-, 
Thomas^] and ^Meribali [Dilloway] Dexter, was born 29 
Jan., 1750; married Mary . 

Two children : 

304 i Joseph" Dexter, b. 12 July. 1774. 

305 ii Gideon F." Dexter, b. 21 Oct., 1781. 


SamueP Dexter, son of SamueP [Benjamin', William-, Thomas^] 
and Mary [Clark] Dexter, was born in Rochester, 13 Oct., 
1734. He Avent with his parents to Hardwick and Athol. 
He married 25 Nov., 1759, at Hardwick, Thankful, daugh- 
ter of Deacon John Freeman. She was a descendant of 


Elder William Brewster of "Mayflower" fame.* She died 
20 :\lay. 1811. aged 69. He married (2) Sebbelah (Sibyl), 
widow of Samuel Thurston, 26 Sept., 1811 ; she died 1849, 
aged 100 years. 

They resided in Hardwick near the Barre line. He was 
one of the "minutemen" who marched to Cambridge in 
1775, and in January, 1776, was Captain of a company sta- 
tioned at "Roxbury Camp." He was afterwards involved 
politically in the Shays Rebellion, but was forgiven. He was 
a farmer, sold land in 1765 to Elisha Hedge, Jr., and to 
Ebenezer Lawrence the same year. He sold sixty-eight 
acres of land in Barre to his sons, Samuel and Jonathan, 
in 1811. He died 3 May, 1824, aged nearly 90 years. 

He had eleven children, born in HardAAdck : 

306^ i Benjamin" Dexter, b. 17 March, 1760; d. 1792; m. Anna Mayo 

of Eutland, 10 Oct., 1784. 
Mary" Dexter, b. 18 Jan., 1763 ; m. John Gotham, 3 June, 1784. 
Eleazar-' Dexter, b. 5 July, 1765; m. (1) Abigail Dexter, 8 AjDril, 

1784; (2) Charity Williams, Jime, 1786. 
Mercy" Dexter, b. 16 July, 1767; d. 14 March, 1774. 
Ichabod" Dexter, b. 23 April, 1770; d. 5 March, 1774. 
Samuel" Dexter, b. 9 May, 1773 ; d. 1861 ; m. Sally Williams, 

vii Seth" Dexter, b. 5 March, 1775. 

Jedediah" Dexter, bapt. 26 Oct., 1777; d.l827; m. Abigail Eager; 

she was b. 1778. 
ix Susanna" Dexter, bapt. 26 Sept., 1779. 
Thomas" Dexter, bapt. 19 May, 1782. 
Jonathan" Dexter, b. about 1786; d. 1856; m. Eoxana Dean, 1812. 

♦Edmund' Freeman of Lynn, 1635, was one of the grantors of Sandwich. 1637. He 
died in 1682. He had a wife Elizabeth. They had two sons, Edmund^ and John=. 
These sons married daughters of Governor Prence and his wife Fear (Brewster) 
Prenee. Fear Brewster was daughter of Elder William Brewster, who was one of 
the most important men that started with the Pilgrims. 

John= Freeman was Captain. 167.=). in King Philip's War: was Major 1685; also dea- 
con of church ten years: deputy at General Court seven years: judge of Court of Com- 
mon Pleas after the union of Plymouth and Massachusetts. He was born in 1621: died 
in 1719. His widow died 29 Sept., 1711, aged 80. 

John^ Freeman was born in 1651 and died in 1721. He married (1) Sarah, daughter of 
William Mirrick. 1672: (2) Mercy, widow of Captain Elkanah Watson, of Plymouth. 
They had eleven children. 

.lohn' Freeman was born in 1678. He married Mercy, daughter of Captain Elkanah. 
Watson. 1701. They had eleven children. 

John'' Freeman was born 13 Aug., 1709. He married Joanna Rickett of Plymouth, 1730. 
He went to Rochester about 1723 and to Hardwick, where he died in 1804. His widow 
died 29 March. 1797, aged 87. 

Thankful" Freeman was born in 1741. She married Samuel Dexter as above. He 
died 20 May. 181 1, age 69. 























Ichabod'' Dexter, son of Saiiiut'l' | Px'iijjiiiiin', William-, 
Thomas' I and JMary [Clark] Dextei', was hoi-ii in Athol, 24 
June, 1787. He passed his early years in Athol and ITard- 
wick. He learned tlic blacksmith trade, and according' to 
tradition was in the French and Indian AVar, and was at the 
taking of old Fort Ticonderoga, when all the men in line on 
both sides of him w^ere shot down, and his clothes were 
riddled with bullets, bnt none happened to draw blood. He 
and his brother Samuel were taken prisoners by the Indians, 
at one time, who started with them for Canada, but as they 
camped one night the brothers awoke and finding their 
captors were all asleep, they sent the whole company to the 
"happy hunting grounds" and started through the wilder- 
ness for home. They found it almost impossible to travel 
through the woods or to obtain food, and were obliged to 
kill and eat a dog which was with them. They finally 
reached home, but thoroughly used up and half starved. 

He was elected selectman of Athol in 1768, and at the 
alarm at Lexington he led a company of minutemen from 
that town. He was afterward Captain of a company in the 
field. He moved to Hardwick in 1780, and was selectman 
there in 1781- '82, 1785; elected Representative, 1782-1783. 

In 1752 the General Court granted 325 acres of land on 
the west line of Athol (Pequoig) to Rev. Benjamin Ruggles 
of Middleboro, IMass. This grant became in March, 1762, 
a part of Athol, but in- 1783 was in the part set off to Orange. 

Ezekiel Wallingford is said to have located as early as 
1747, and Avas not long afterward killed by the Indians. 
Mr. Dexter bought the right to Wallingford 's land and lived 
upon it many years. He afterwards returned to Hardwick. 
He also bought a farm of fifty acres of Jason Babcock, which 
was set off with lot No. 7 on West Hill. He also owned a 
farm in Orange called the Battle Farm. He was an active 
promoter of Shays' Rebellion in 1786, but afterward made 
his peace wdth the government. He was a man of ability 
and courage, as a record of his career shows. 


He married Abigail , and had seven children. His 

Avife was bom 21 July, 1742, and died 7 April, 1797. He 
died of apoplexy 13 Feb., 1797. His estate was administrated 
by his sons, Clark and Benjamin. His brother Job was 
appointed gniardian of Lydia and Betty, minor children, 
they receiving £400 each. He bought a pew in the meeting 
house at Athol of IMoses Goddard for £10, in 1789, although 
he was then living in Hardmek. 

Cliildren : 

317 i Clark" Dexter, b. ; m. Alice WinsloTr, the dan. of Ezra^ and 

Eosamond (Spooner) WmsloTr and a descendant of Hezekiah*, 

1713; Eiellard^ 1685; Job=, ; Kenelm^ Winslow, 16 Oct., 

1796. They removed to Barnard, Vt. 

Miriam'' Dexter, b. ; m. Asa Hedge, 31 May, 1780. 

Benjamin" Dexter, b. . 







Lucy" Dexter, b. 6 July, 1762; d. 19 May, 1833; m. Moses 

Cheney, 4 July, 1782. 
321 V Ehoda" Dexter, b. 1769; d. 9 Aug., 184-5; m. Phineas Battle of 

Orange, 7 Nov., 1793. He was b. 1768, d. 1838. 

322* vi Lydia" Dexter, b. ; m. Sherman Battle, 12 Aug., 1800. 

323 vii Betty" Dexter, b. ; m. Abner Smith of Warvriek. 

Note. — Bevolutionary record. See Massachusetts Eecord. 

Ichabod Dexter of Athol, Mass. Captain of a company of minutemen. 
Colonel Doolittle's regiment, which marched on alarm, 19 April, 1775; service 
five days. Also Captain in Col. Benjamin Euggles Woodbridge 's (25th) 
regiment; list of oflScers recommended for commission by Committee of 
Safety, dated Cambridge, 15 June, 1775; ordered by Congress, 21 June, 
1775, to be delivered. Captain same regiment; muster roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; 
engaged April 24, 1775; service three months, fourteen days. Also Captain in 
Colonel Doolittle's regiment; list of officers of Massachusetts militia (year 
not given). 


Job'' Dexter, son of Samuel* [Benjamin", William-, Thomas^] 
and Mary [Clark] Dexter, was born in Hardwick, 8 March, 
1740-1, and spent most of his life there. He married Mercy 
Hinkley of Hardwick, 17 July, 1766. She Avas born 1744 
and died 28 July, 1810; wa.s the daughter of Thomas and 


Ruth [IMerrick] TTiiil<l('y. and was probabls- a (Icscendant of 
Governor Thomas ITiiikley. He married (2) ^lary Walkei- 
of Barre, pub. 1 Nov., 1811. She was born 1755 and died 
October, 1824, a<ied 69 years. 

Job was a farmer and resided ab(mt a mile and a half 
northerly from the CommoiL He was Lieutenant in Captain 
Paige's company at Bennington, August, 1777; was a select- 
man fifteen years, between 1789 and 1805. He died 10 July, 

Job had ten children, all by his first wife: 

324* i John" Dexter, b. in Hardwick, 3 Jan., 1769; d. 7 May, 1836; ni. 

(1) Lucy Dennis, 1803; (2) Persis Gilbert, 1821. 
325* ii Anna" Dexter, b. in Hardwick, 22 July, 1770; d. 20 March, 1804; 

m. Thomas Wheeler, Jr., 3 June, 1790. 
326* iii Kuth" Dexter, b. 20 March, 1773; d. 26 March, 1847; m. David 

Allen, Jr., 27 April, 1794. 
327* iv Tchabod"' Dexter, b. in Hardwick, 19 Dec, 177.5; d. 18.51; m. (1) 
Sally Eager, 1803; (2) Alice Amidon, 1822. 
Mercy" Dexter, b. in Hardwick, 28 April, 1777; d. 24 July, 1801. 
Joseph" Dexter, b. in Hardwick, 1 March, 1779; m. Sophia Hvuit, 
13 July, 1800. Moved to Westford, Vt. Two children died in 
inf. 1803. 
Jonathan" Dexter, bap. 9 Sept., ] 781. 
Sally" Dexter, b. in Hardwick, 16 Oct., 1783; d. 18 July, 1811; 

m. Dr. Elliot Beckworth, 9 Nov., 1806. 
Zenas" Dexter, b. in Hardwick, 26 June, 1785. 
Alma" Dexter, b. in Hardwick, 27 May, 1787; d. 7 Oct., 1790. 

Revolutionars^ record of Job Dexter of Hardwick : 

He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant by Council, 18 March, 1777; Lieuten- 
ant, Capt. Timothy Paige's company. Col. James Convers' regiment; 
engaged Aug. 21, 1777; discharged 21 Aug., 1777 — ten days. The company 
marched to Bennington on an alarm. He was also in Capt. John Crawford's 
company. Col. Job Cushing's regiment; engaged Sept. 7, 1777; discharged 
29 Nov., 1777. Service three months and three days, travel included. Also 
2nd Lieutenant same company and regiment ; pay abstract for rations dated 
Scaresdeal, 30 Nov., 1777. He was also 1st Lieutenant same company and 
regiment; rations allowed Oct. 13, 1777; Dec. 9, 1777, services in northern 
department. He was also 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Denison Eobinson's (5) 
company, 4th Worcester County Eegiment ; list of officers of Massachusetts 
militia commissioned 11 June, 1778. 















Mary'' Dexter, daughter of Samuel* [Benjamin^, William^, 
Thomas^] and ]\Iary [Clark] Dexter, was born in Hardwick, 

Mass., 11 July, 1743, and died . She married Benja- 

rain Morton of Athol, 28 Sept., 1760, and went to that place 
to live. 

Benjamin was one of the first children born in Athol, he 
being- born very soon after the arrival of his parents, who 
went there in the fall of 1735. His parents came from 
Hatfield and built the first house and organized the first 
church. Benjamin's parents were Richard and Mary 
(Waite) Morton, and he was a descendant on his father's side 
from George ]\Iorton, born in Austerfield, Yorkshire, Eng- 
land, 1585, who was the financial agent of Plymouth Colony 
and chartered the Mayflower for that memorable voyage 
which ended at Pymouth, 1620. He married Juliana Car- 
penter, 23 July 1612, and they came in the Ann in June, 

Mrs. Morton's sister, Alice Carpenter, married (2) Gov. 
William Bradford, the second Governor of Plymouth 
Colony. Another sister, Agnes Carpenter, was the wife of 
Dr. Samuel Fuller, one of the passengers on the Mayflower, 
elder of church, one of the most valuable Pilgrims, and was 
the first physician that came to this country. 

Benjamin Morton was a descendant on his mother's side 
of Sergeant Benjaimin Waite, the hero of the Connecticut 
Valley (Feb. 25, 1731). 

Children : 

334 i Molly'' Morton, h. ; m. Solomon Johnson, Jr. (her cousin). 

335 ii Benjamin'' Morton, Jr., b. ; m. Hannah Dexter (his cousin). 

336 iii Sarah" Morton, b. ; m. Cromwell Bullock. 

337 iv Margery" Morton, b. 1764; m. (1) David Johnson (her cousin); 

(2) Samuel Town. 

338  V Jonathan" Morton, b. ; m. (1) Jennie Holt, 1796; (2) 

Esther Bennett, 1800. 

339 vi Submit" ^lorton, b. ; m. Russell Barnes, 1798. 


340* vii J allies" Mortou, b. ; in. Jcnislia Forbush. 

341 viii Lois" Morton, b. ; cl. 1850; never married. 

342 ix Abraham" Morton, b. ; m. Phebe — — . 


Sarah' Dexter, daughter of Samuel* [Benjamin'^ William^, 
Thomas^] and ]\lary [Clark] Dexter, was born in Hardwick, 
]\lass., 8 May, 1745. She married Solomon Johnson, 28 
Dec, 1762, and made their home at Orange, Mass. They 
were in same school district as Benjamin Dexter and Asa 
Lord. Solomon was probably son of Zebadiah and Esther 
Johnson of Shrewsbury, ]\Iass. 

They had nine children ; two of them married cousins, 
the children of Benjamin and Mary ]\Iorton : 

Esther" Johnson, b. — — ; d. 1807; m. Joseph Lord, 
ii Solomon" Johnson, Jr., m. Molly Morton (cousin), 
iii Patty" Johnson-; m. John King, 1791. 

David" Johnson; m. Margery Morton (cousin). 

Jonathan" Johnson; m. Betsey Kennedy, 1797; went to Vermont. 

Sally" Johnson, b. ; m. Joshua Tucker of Hardwick. 

Polly" Johnson, b. ; m. Mr. Giles of New Salem. 

Jonah" Johnson, b. ; m. lady of New Salem. 

Daniel" Johnson, b. . 




















Benjamin^ Dexter, son of Samuel"* [Benjamin^ William^ 
Thomas^] and JMary [Clark] Dexter, was born in Hardwick, 
17 Nov., 1747, and remained there until he was eight years 
of age, when he Was bound out to his brother, Ichabod Dexter 
of Athol, where he remained until he was of age. He 
received for his services £13 6s. 8d. 

The year after he became of age, 1769, he married Hannah 
Stone of Rutland, Mass.,* and went to li'^'e upon what is 

*Gregory' Stone came to America, 1635, aged 45; settled In Watertown; removed to 
Cambridge: was deacon. He married Lydia Cooper. He died 30 Nov., 1672; she died 
24 June, 1674. Six children, all born in England. 

John- Stone came over with his father; was one of the original proprietors of 
Sudbury, ]63St; was large owner of land: was elder of church; town clerk, 1655; removed 


now called the "Jesse Worrick farm." The house is still 
standing. The next year he moved into the west end of the 
Ruggies grant upon the location that is now occupied by 
the Elihu Dexter and Sylvester Davis farms in Orange, 
Mass. "This Ruggies grant was made in 1752 to Rev. Benja- 
min Ruggies of ]Middleboro, and consisted of 325 acres on the 
west line of Athol, but in 1783 this was included in the 
part set off from Athol to Orange." The first settlement on 
this tract was made by Jacob Hutchins, on the eastern part, 
but he sold to Abner Morton. 

Benjamin, the subject of this sketch, began a home upon 
the hill west in 1770, and Samuel Ruggies began a settlement 
in 1776 on west side, and Lemuel Ruggies settled near him 
in 1780; but in 1770, when Benjamin built, there was no 
house between his and the Connecticut River, nothing but 
a wilderness. He spent the next forty years in settling, and 
they must have been years of hard labor, for the large 
cleared fields and great stone walls would indicate a vast 
amount of work, and he had only one son to share his 
labors. He moved to Richmond, N. H., in 1811, and bought 
the Gideon ]\Tann place at Four Corners. This he sold in 
1817 to Bassett & Harkness and moved onto the Deacon 
John Cass farm, where he died in 1818. 

When one looks at the extent of the old homestead of 
Benjamin, Sr., and realizes that with the help of only one 
son he was able to clear off this large tract of land and 
])uild the walls that are now in evidence, he cannot fail to 
come to the conclusion that he was a man of untiring energy, 

to Cambridge, 1664. He married Anna How, daughter of Elder How of Watertown. 
He died 1683. Ten children. 

NathanieP Stone, born in Saxonville, married Sarah Wayt of Maiden. Eight chil- 

Jonathan-" Stone, born 1690, married Abiel Bigelow. 11 Oct., 1716. He died in 1723. 

Simeon"* Stone, born in 1722, married Hannah Kendall Jan., 1745, in Southboro,Mass.; 
she was born in 1720, died in 1801. She was daughter of Eleazer^" Kendall and Hannah 
(Rowe) Kendall, granddaughter of EleazerJ and Ruth Kendall, and great granddaugh- 
ter t)f Francis^ Kendall and Mary (Tidd) Kendall, who was one of the proprietors of 
Wobvirn, 1640. Simeon died in Rutland 12 May, 1785. 

Simeon"* and wife moved from Framingham to Marlboro, where Hannah was born 15 
Jan., 1746, then to Rutland, where the other children were born: Daniel, 1748; David, 
1749; Jonas, 1750; Lucy, 1754; Daniel, 1757; Susanna, 1760. He bought land laid out to 
Lieut. Simon Davis and set up a tannery, supposed to be the first in town, where he 
for several years carried on the tanning business. He bought and sold the farm 
afterward owned by his son Jonas (originally granted to Samuel Sewell, Esq.). He 
was one of the minute men at the alarm, 1775. 


and that he must have been blessed with good health, for 
when he built the first house it was all a vast wilderness. 

Most of the children married and settled within a few 
miles of the homestead. Hannah, the eldest, however, some 
years later moved to New York State, and in a letter to her 
parents she says they were on the road twelve days, but 
found the place Florence, N. Y., a nice place to live in. 

Benjamin M^as Selectman in Orange in 1791, 1792 and 1793, 
and again in 1808. 

He dealt in land extensively for those days : 

In 1770 he bought of Joseph Lawrence of Athol 66 acres 
(part of the Ruggles grant) for £106. This is supposed to 
lie a part of the homestead where the Dexters now live in 

In 1775 he bought of Edw. Hutehins of Athol another 
tract which adjoined land he then owned. 

In 1781 he bought of Zadok Hay ward (blacksmith) of 
Athol 37 acres situated on both sides of the road which 
runs from the saw-mill to the county road and on the back 
side of West Brook, so-called. 

In 1784 he bought 12 acres of Susanna Taylor, on road 
leading from Ruggles' barn to West Hill, near land of 
Thomas Lord, bounded westerly by town line. 

In 1794 he bought a small piece of land of Aaron Lord. 

In 1791 he bought of ^Nloses Goddard of Orange two 
lots of land, 66 acres in each, in Warwick, Nos. 29 and 36 
in fourth division. 

In 1790 he bought of Josiah Ford of Orange 1-3 acre of 
bind on road leading from county road to Metcalf's saw- 

In 1792 he bought of Elijah Ball of Orange, near 
Atwood's mills. 

In 1799 he bought of William and Pressen Lord a meadow- 
lot of 8 acres. 

In 1800 he bought of Ebenezer Webb of Rutland, Vt., 20 
acres of land in Benson, Vt., for $2000. 

In 1804 he bought of Clark Stone of Wendell 100 acres 
of land in Somerset, Vt., No. 2 lot in 2d survey. 


In 1804 he bonglit of Benjamin Morton 13 acres of land 
in Erving, J\lass. 

In 1805 he bought of Benjamin Goodnow of Somerset, 
Yt., 100 acres of land, being lot No. 3 in 2d survey. 

In 1805 he bought another tract from Benjamin Morton, 
10 acres, in Erving. 

In 1810 he bought of Benjamin "Mann of Richmond, N. H., 
lot No. 8 in 6 range in Richmond. Upon this he lived from 
1811 until 1817. 

In 1810 he bought land of Anna Hoar of Orange. 

In 1811 he bought 48% acres of land in Erving of Levi 
Gage for $430. 

In 1812 he bought 47 acres in southerly part of Orange 
of David Cleveland, and 20 acres in Richmond, N. H., of 
George and Esek Buffum for $250. 

In 1814 he bought 300 acres of land in Richmond, N. H., 
of Timothy Cole. 

In 1817 he bought 116 acres of land in Richmond of 
Deliverance Cole. 

In 1783 he sold Abner Morton a part of the Ruggles 

In 1785 he sold Thomas Lord of Athol 10 acres near the 
saw-mill, on west line of Athol. 

He sold in 1805, 50 acres of land in New Salem to Elkanah 
Hixson, and in 1816 he sold 50 acres of land in New Salem 
to B. Smith of that place for $400. 

In 1812 he sold to David Cleveland of Orange three lots 
in Orange, one containing the blacksmith shop, formerly 
o^\TQed by Levi Thurston, deceased; and these are only a 
part of the transfers recorded. 

In 1807 he sold to his only son, Benjamin, Jr., one-third 
of the real estate in Orange, except the house and land 
aliout the house where he lived; Benjamin, Jr., not to sell 
the same for fifteen years: also let him the other two-thirds 
of the farm for the term of fifteen years, so that the whole 
could be managed by Benjamin, Jr., one-third of the crops 
to be given to Benjamin, Sr. Before he moved from Orange 
to Richmond, N. H., he deeded to his daughter, Hannah 

DEXTER FAM1L^• (;i;.\i;.VL()GV. oT 

IMorton, for love, etc., a tract of land between Warwick and 
New Salem containing 50 acres, she not to sell it diii-iim' the 
life of her father. 

In 1815 he sold three tracts of land containing 158 acres 
(which is now the Sylvester Davis place) to John Davis, the 
husband of his danghter, Lncy Dexter. 

Note. — In a letter from Susanna (Stone) Putnam of Cambridge, Mass., 
written to her sister Hannah, wife of Benjamin Dexter, in January, 1817, she 
says that in the first week of June, 1816, there was a cold snap for five 
nights and the ground was covered with snow. 

Will of Benjamin Dexter of Kichmond, N. H., made in 

First To my wife Hannah Dexter all my household furniture and seven- 
teen hundred dollars in money — she having choice out of my securities 
except what I hold against my son Benjamin, she to take this in place 
of dower. 

To my son Benjamin all my securities that I hold against him and all my 
wearing apparel, this with what I have given him make his full share. 

To my daughter Betsey Wheeler about forty acres of land lying on the 
north side of the turnpike road adjoining my homestead farm — the land 
joins Enos Holbrook's land on the west & north — also 1-3 of a 20 acre 
meadow I bought of Geo. & Eseek. Buffum. and all the land I own in 
the town of Perue Vt being about 500 acres — this with what she has liad 
before makes her share. 

I give & bequeath all the remainder of my estate of whatever name or 
nature to four of my daughters viz. ' Hannah Morton, Lucy Davis, Phebe 
Ball & Mercy Dexter and four of my grandchildren, viz., Susanna Thurs- 
ton, Phebe Thurston, Percillia Thurston & Harriet Thurston children of 
my daughter Phebe their heirs and assigns to be divided as follows viz — 
The said Hannah, Lucy & Mercy three of my daughters to have % of my 
estate equally between them — my daughter Phebe to have the use & profits 
of one fourth of my estate during the time that my grandchildren become 
of lawful age to act for themselves, viz — Each to take their share when 
they become of age — 

I do hereby empower my Executor to sell all my land that remains not 
disposed of in this will and pay it out and divide as directed. 

I appoint Benj Dexter Jr my son and John Davis my son in law as my 


Will of Hannah [Stone] Dexter: 

Be it remembered that I, Hannah Dexter of Orange, widow of Benjamin 
Dexter, considering the uncertainty of this mortal life and being in perfect 
health and mind and memory (blessed be the Almighty God for the same), 
do make and publish this my last will and testament, in manner and form 
following, that is to say: First, I give and bequeath unto my only son, 
Benjamin Dexter, the siun of $160 ; 2nd, I give and bequeath unto my 
daughter, Mercy Dexter, the sum of $150 ; 3d, I give and bequeath all the 
rest of my money or money securities to my other four daughters, viz., 
Hannah Morton, Lucy Davis, Phebe Ball and Betsey Wheeler, to be 
divided among them in equal proportions; 4th, I hereby appoint William 
Wliitaker of New Salem, sole executor of this my last will and testament, 
hereby revoking all former wills by me made. 

Hannah Dexter. 

June 11, 1832. 

Children of Benjamin and Hannah Dexter : 

352* i Hannah' Dexter, b. in Athol, 5 Dec, 1770; d. 18 Sept., 1858; 

m. Benjamin Morton, Jr., 1787. 
353 ii Simeon" Dexter, b. in Athol (afterwards set oif to Orange), 31 

Oct., 1772; d. 1 March, 1773. 
354* iii Benjamin" Dexter, b. in Athol, 24 Nov., 1775; d. 1858; m. (1) 

Hephzibah Ballard; (2) Anna Barret; (3) Betsey Legg; (4) 

Frances Tuttle. 
355* iv Lucy" Dexter, b. in Athol, 24 Dec, 1777; d. 1865; m. John 

Davis, 21 Aug., 1804. 
356* v Phebe" Dexter, b. in Athol, 11 Feb., 1780; d. 13 Oct., 1857; m. 

(1) Levi Thurston, 1803; (2) Fordyce Ball, 1810. 
357* vi Betsey" Dexter, b. in Athol, 6 July, 1782; d. 21 Dec, 1864; m. 

Zaecheus Wheeler, 5 Dec, 1803. 
Susanna" Dexter, b. in Orange, 7 Aug., 1784; d. 13 Dec, 1787. 
Sally" Dexter, b. in Orange, 19 Nov., 1786; d. 1789. 
Mercy" Dexter, b. in Orange, 21 June, 1788; d. 10 Nov., 1841. 


Ephraim"' Dexter, son of Ephraim'* [Benjamin^, William', 
Thoma,s\] and ]\Iartha [Clark] Dexter, was born 31 Dec, 
1741, and died 5 April, 1823. He married Kesiah Sober, 
29 Dec, 1771. 








Eleven children, burn in Kochester: 

361* i :\[artha" Dexter, b. 28 Sept., 1772; d. 29 Jan., 18o2; m. Prince 

Suow, 1794. 
362* ii Anna" Dexter, b. (i .Ian., 1774; d. 18 Aug., 1860; ni. James 

Snow, 20 Dec, 1795. 
363* iii Kesiah" Dexter, b. 5 Oct.. 1775; d. 2 June, 1835; ni. Ebenezer 

Holmes, 1805. 
364* iv Luke" Dexter, b. 16 Nov., 1777; d. 9 Xov., 1856. 
365* V p]phraim« Dexter, b. 28 April, 1779; d. 27 June, 1862. 
366* vi Gideon" Dexter, b. 7 April, 1781; d. 30 June, 1827. 
367* vii Thomas" Dexter, b. 9 March, 1783 ; d. 22 Feb., 1871. 
368* viii Jane" Dexter, b. 6 May, 1785; d. 21 Nov., 1875; m. James Cathell. 
369* ix Alden" Dexter, b. 4 June, 1788; d. 8 Oct., 1869. 
370* X Polly" Dexter, b. 25 Feb., 1790; d. 12 March, 1864; m. Larnet 

Hall, May, 1811. 

371 xi Alice" Dexter, b. 15 May, 1792; d. 1801. 


Caleb'' Dexter, son of Ephraim'' [Benjamin', William-. Thomas^] 
and ^Martha [Clark] Dexter, was born 19 April, 1751, and 
died 3 Oct., 1831. He was a Revolutionary soldier. He 
was a caulker by trade. He married Hannah Hatch. 

Four children, born in Rochester : 

372 i William W." Dexter, b. 7 March, 1776; died young. 

373 ii Davis" Dexter, b. 12 Oct., 1785; died young. 

374* iii Rebekah" Dexter, b. 9 July, 1790; d. 1867; m. Stephen Nye. 
375* iv Caleb" Dexter, b. 23 Jan., 1794; d. 7 Feb., 1827; m. Lydia 
Hiller, 19 June, 1821. 


Seth^' Dexter, son of Seth* [Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] and 
Elizabeth [ ] Dexter, was born in Rochester, 28 Dec, 

1743, and died 1 Aug-., 1797. He married Deborah Haskall, 
18 Dec, 1768. 

Children : 

376* i David" Dexter, b. in Rochester, 17 May, 1770; d. 1838; m. 
Polly Pilkin, 22 Dec, 1796. 


377 ii Joamia" Dexter, b. in Windsor, 23 March, 1772; d. 1819; m. 


378 iii Deborah" Dexter, b. 25 June, 1774; d. 29 Sept., 1803; m. 

Jerijah Barber. 
379* iv Seth" Dexter, b. 22 Dec, 1776; d. 31 March, 1841; m. Sylvia 
Gaylord, 1808. 

380 V Azubah" Dexter, b. 17 Feb., 1779; d. 16 Jan., 1826; m. Conant 

Abernathy in 1800. 

381 vi Xancy" Dexter, b. 22 May, 1781; m. Benjamin Gates. 

382 vii XathanieP Dexter, b. 23 March, 1784; d. 1821; m. Betsey ; 

"went to Burlington, Vt. 
383* Tiii William" De.xter, b. 28 Feb., 1786; d. 3 May, 1841; m. Sally 

384 ix Sophia" Dexter, b. 28. Jime, 1789; d. 1856; m. Luther Hoadley 

of Winsted, Conn., 23 Jan., 1813. 


Elijah'^ Dexter, soti of Setli* [Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] 
and Elizabeth [ ] Dexter, was born 22 Feb., 1749, and 
died 25 Jnly, 1827. He married (1) Kezia'h Winslow, 29 
]\rarcli, 1772; married (2) Martha Clark, 4 April, 1779. He 
was leather sealer, also lumber dealer in 1792. 

Will of Elijah Dexter: 

T, Elijah Dexter of Eochester this 7th Nov. 1822— 

I give to my beloved wife the use and improvement of all my Eeal & 
Personal estate during her natural life except such parts as are otherwise 
disposed of in this Avill. I also give her my Scotts Bible — 

• I give to my dau — Betsey Burgess with what I before gave her one Bed 
and furniture — 

I give to my dau. Keziah Athern in addition to what I have before given 
her one Bed & furniture — 

I give to my dau. Thankful Burgess in addition to what I have before 
given her one bed & furniture. 

I give to my daughter Sophia Dexter her heirs & assigns one undivided 
half of my Corn Mill, one undivided lialf of the dam on which it stands 
& one undivided half of the privilege of the water ' appertenant to said 
mill ■& one undivided half of all rights privileges &c belonging to said mill. 
I also give to lier, licr heirs & assigns the salt marsh which I own in com- 
mon & undivided with the heirs of the late Thomas Whiteridge. I also 
give her my chaise & all my household furniture not otherwise disposed of 
when her mother has done with it. 


dexti<:r family ceneai.oov. G1 

I also give to lior the use & iin|irii\('iiieiit of one of the rooms on lower 
floor of my dwelling & one of the chambers with a privilege in the cellar 
fc a place to lav wood near the house with right to ap|)les in the orcliard for 
lier own use and a sutliciency of firewood to keepi&niaintain one fire — these 
bequests to lie to her during her natural life. 

I give to my son Elijah, seventy dollars & one half my wearing apparel — 
I give to my son Seth one half of my wearing apparel. 
I also give him the use & improvement of my E. E. after his motlier has 
done with it, that is to say of one half of it till my grandson John Gibbs 
Dexter arrives at the age of 21 — the other half during his natural life but 
this is not to have any effect of the half of the Corn Mill given to Sophia 
or on the shoemakers shop — • 

I give to my grandson John Gibbs Dexter one half of my real estate 
including 14 of my Corn Mill with its appertances the same to be his, his 
heirs & assigns forever, he to come into the possession at the age of 21 y 
if my wife is not living at that time but if she is living he is to come into 
possess at her death. I also give to him my shoemakers shop & tools the 
same to be his forever — 

I give to my Grand sou Prince Dexter the other half of my E. E. not 
absolutely given away in this will he to come into possession at the death 
of my Son Seth Dexter the same to be his, his heirs & assigns' forever — 

My will is that after my wife's death my stock be equally divided 
between my two Grand sons & my dau. Sophia — 
I app — Elijah Dexter my Ex-r — 


Elijah Dexter [Seal] 

Ten children ; Elizabeth and Sarah were by first Avif e : 

385 i Elizabeth" Dexter, b. 11 May, 1773. 

386 ii Sarah" Dexter, b. 27 May, 1775; d. 19 Nov., 1792; never married. 

387 iii Keziah" Dexter, b. 5 July, 1780; d. 9 May, 1861; m. Belcher 

388* iv Prince" Dexter, b. 19 Jan., 1782; d. 3 Dec, 1813; m. Arlothea 

389 V Sophia" Dexter, b. 18 March, 1784; d. 20 Oct., 1845; m. Joseph 

Gibbs, 1836. 
390* vi Elijah" Dexter, b. 1 Sept., 1786; d. 10 Oct., 1851; m. (1) 

Clarissa Crocker, 1809; (2) Mary Morton, 1812; (3) Lydia 

Thompson, 1844. 
391 vii Thankful" Dexter, b. 25 Sept., 1788; d. 9 Dec, 1848; ni. Prince 

Burgess, 6 Nov., 1807. 


392 viii Deborah'^ Dexter, b. 20 Jan., 1791; d. 8 Nov., 1813; single. 
393* ix Seth'' Dexter, b. 26 March, 1793; d. 16 Sept., 1832. 

394 X Polly" Dexter, b. 8 Dec, 1795 ; d. 3 March, 1814. 


ThankfuP Dexter, daughter of Seth^ [Benjamin", William^, 
Thomas^] and Elizabeth [ ] Dexter, was born 19 Aug., 
1759. She married Zebulon Haskall, 3 Feb., 1782. 

Two children : 

395 i Seth" Haskall, b. 7 Marc4i, 1783. 

396 ii David" Haskall, b. 17 Sept., 1784. 


Jabez*' Dexter, son of Seth^ [Jabez^ Philip^, "William^, Thomas^] 
and Mary [Kirby] Dexter, was born 10 Aug., 1758, and 
died 14 Jan., 1814. He married Rachel Randall. 

Four children : 

397 i Delilah' Dexter, b. ; d. Sept., 1886; m. Corbett Chandler. 

398 ii Lydia" Dexter. 

399 iii Charles' Dexter. 

400 iv Sarah" Dexter, b. 1810; d. 7 Aug., 1865; m. John Aiken. 


Ellas'' Dexter, son of Seth^ [Jabez^ Philip', William^, Thomas^] 

. and Mary [Kirby] Dexter, was born , and died 15 

Dee., 1821. ITe married Mercy Sampson 1 Dec, 1795. 

Five children : 

401 i Lucy' Dexter; m. William Cambridge. 
40ii ii Mary" Dexter; m. Harvey. 

403 iii Isaiah' Dexter. 

404 iv Edward Dean' Dexter; d. 8 Jan., 1833; m. Mary Dexter. 

405 v Lemuel' Dexter. 



Elizabeth'' Dexter, daughter of Setli-' [Jabez\ Phili]r, William-. 

Thomas^] and ^Nfary [Kirbv] Dexter, was burn — , and 

died 15 ]\Iarch, 1827. She married Dexter. 

One child : 

406* i Samuol B.' Dexter, b. in Eocliester, 1796; d. .^0 Sept., ISfiO; 

m. Aliby Blackmer. 


Elisha^' Dexter, son of Seth^ [Jabez*, Philip^ William^, Thomas'^] 
and Mary [Kirby] Dexter, was born April, 1765, and died 
14 Jan., 1834. He married Eunice Bowles, Dec, 1778 : she 
died 81 Jan., 1833, ag-ed 69 years. 

Eight children, born at Rochester, INIass. : 

407 i Jane' Dexter, b. Jan., 1779; d. 10 Sept., 1848; m. Kirby Beard. 

408* ii Betsey Elizabeth' Dexter, b. 30 March, 1781; d. 9 Dec, 1865; 

m. Thomas C. Ames, 2 Aug., 1812. 
409 iii Mary' Dexter, b. 5 Oct., 1784; d. 11 Sept., 1854; m. Sylvanus 

410* iv Elisha' Dexter, b. 4 Dec, 1797; d. 17 Jan., 1890; m. Sarah 

411 V Seth' Dexter, b. P> July, 1799; d. 20 June, 1824. 

412* vi Harvey' Dexter, b. 3 Dec, 1801; d. 4 Jan., 1856; m. (1) Lydia 

Chandler; (2) Huldah Eandall, April, 1848. 
413* vii Alden' Dexter, b. 2 July. 1804; d. 14 May, 1841; iii. :\[erinda 

414 viii Clarissa' Dexter, b. 30 June, 1807; m. Lewis Eandall. 


Isaiah'' Dexter, son of Setlf' [Jabez^, Philip', William-, Thomas^] 
and ]\Iary [Kirby] Dexter, was born 31 Dec, 1752. He 
married Mary Davis, 29 Oct., 1775. 


Three children : 

415 i Rebecca^ Dexter; m. Charles Chandler. 

416 ii Edith' Dexter ; m.  Washburn. 

417 iii Lydia'' Dexter; ni. Thonms Sherman. 


Betsey' Dexter, daughter of Philip^ [Gershom^ John^, William^, 
Thomas^], married Isaac Hathaway. He was a farmer in 

Seven children : 

418 i Isaac'' Hathaway, b. 12 Feb., 1810; d. 5 May, 1868; m. Emily 


419 ii Philip D.' Hathaway, b. 27 Nov., 1815; d. 4 June, 1897; m. 

Desire Smith (Hiller).- 
. 420 iii Ebenezer E,' Hathaway, b. 30 June, 1819; d. 15 Aug., 1872; 
m. Elizabeth Bates. 

421 iv Judah' Hathaway ; unmarried. 

422 V Nathaniel' Hathaway ; unmarried. 

423 vi Betsey' Hathaway; immarried. 

424 vii Patia A.' Hathaway; unmarried. 


Charles'^ Dexter, son of John^ [John*, John^, William^, Thomas^] 
and Rebecca [Hiller] Dexter, was born 6 July, 1782. He 
married Hannah or Thankful Snow, 3 March, 1808. 

Five children : 

425 i Rebecca H.' Dexter. 

426* ii John' Dexter, b. 29 Jan., 1810; d. 8 Sept., 1884; m. Mary S. 

Rogers, 18 Nov., 1883. 
427* iii James W.' Dexter, b. 21 Nov., 1814; d. 7 May, 1890; m. (1) 

Abigail Cannon, 6 June, 1835; (2) Mary Bui'bank, 1 Jan., 


428 iv David' Dexter, b. 10 Aug., 1818; d. 14 Feb., 1864; m. Corrella 

King. No family. 

429 v Haniiah J.' Dexter, b. 12 March, 1820; d. 26 Aug., 1899; m. 

Barnabas Hiller, 26 April, 18G5. No family. 



Charles*^ Dexter, son of Datid^ [John', John', William-, Thoma,s^] 
and Mary [Butler] Dexter, was born 3 Oct., 1783, and 
died 29 Sept., 1852. lie married Lucinda Bascom, 5 Feb., 

Nine children: 

4.30 i Mary' Dexter, b. in Wardsboro, Vt., 15 April, bSlo; died 11 

Feb., 1824. 
431 ii Chester B.' Dexter, b. 14 Sept., 1S16; d. in Troy, X. Y., 1892; 

m. (1) Sally White, 1842; (2) Irene H. Dexter, 1860. 
432" iii Avery J." Dexter, b. 27 April, 1818; ni. Mary D. White, 22 

March, 1841. 

433 iv Sophronia' Dexter, b. 21 March, 1820; m. (1) Dexter Lamb, 

1844; (2) Jnstns H. Dix, 1856; d. in Troy, N. Y., 1892. 

434 V Selina' Dexter, b. 9 March, 1822; d. 16 July, 1886; m. Philo 

Chamberlain, 1848. 

435 vi Charles' Dexter, Jr., b. 9 June, 1824; d. 14 .lune, 1879; m. 

Ehelura Chapin, 1849. 

436 vii Hadassah' Dexter, b. 7 Sept., 1826; m. Dexter H. Yan Ostrand, 

2 Sept., 1847; d. in Troy, X. Y., 1892. 

437 viii Irene' Dexter, b. May, 1830; d. 2 May, 1872; m. Ellis Eawson, 

9 March, 1847. 

438 ix Allen Caleb' Dexter, b. 7 July, 1832; m. Frances L. Horton, 

1 Jan., 1861; d. in Troy, N. Y., 1892. 


Nathan'' Dexter, son of David'' [John'*, John", William-, Thomas^] 

and ^lary | Butler] Dexter, was born . He married 


Children : 

43SA i Urial' Dexter, b. 29 March, 1811 ; d. 25 Dec, 1867. 

438B ii James E.' Dexter, b. 6 Sept., 1817. 
438C iii Melvin A.' Dexter, b. 14 March, 1820. 



John*^ Dexter, son of DavicF [Joliii*, John", William^, Thomrfs^] 
and Mary [Butler] Dexter, was born 1 March, 1788, and 
died 18 Feb., 1858. He married (1) Deborah F. Marsh, (2) 
Miranda Park, (3) Betsey Miner. 

Tvro childi'en : 

439 i Fayette' Dexter, b. in Dover, Vt.,^ 2 Nov., 1816; d. 28 Sept., 
184.5; m. Eliza L. Eeed, 5 Dee., 1844. 

440* ii John Sidney' Dexter, b. in Dover, Vt., 3 May, 1821; m. (1) 
Abigail A. Eames, 24 March, 1842; (2) Julia A. Eames, 15 
April, 1846; (3) Mrs. Betsey (Eames) Bates, 16 Jan., 1882. 


David'^ Dexter, son of David" [John^, John", William^, Thomas^J 
and Mary [Butler] Dexter, was born 20 April, 1790, and 
died 6 Jan., 1871. He married Chloe Hazeltine, 2 Feb., 
1815, at Wardsboro, Vt. She was a descendant of Edward 
Eawson, who was the Secretary of the Massachusetts Bay 
Colony. Edward Rawson's grandmother was the sister to 
Edm.und Vrindal, who became the renowned Archbishop of 
Canterbury in the reign of Queen Elizabeth. 

Four children : 

441 i Laban H.' Dexter, b. 7 March, 1816; m. Ann W. Morse, 13 

May, 1847. No children. 

442 ii Laiu-a' Dexter, b. 24 May, 1818; d. 16 Sept., 1889; m. Francis 

W, Jones, May, 1837. 

443 iii Eleanor M.' Dexter, b. 3 March, 1820; d. 31 Jan., 1833. 

444* \\ D. C4ilbert' Dexter, b. 29 March, 1833; m. Ellen Simonds, 6 
Feb., 1856. 


Daniel' Dexter, son of David' [John^ John', William-, Thomas^] 
and Mary [Butler] Dexter, was born 30 May, 1792, and 


died 80 ^lay. 1862. He married (1) Hadassali Johnson, 
1824; (2) Roxalana Johnson, 24 Dec, 1829. 

Foiu" children : 

445 i Chaiiaier' Dexter, b. 10 July, 1831 ; d. 4 Aug., 1833. 

446 ii Mary^ Dexter, b. 20 Feb., 1834; m. Wales H. Willard, Nov., 1854. 

447 iii Eleanor M.' Dexter, b. 31 May, 1836; m. Wells M. White, 28 

Aug., 1860. 

448 iv Sara M.' Dexter, b. 5 May, 1838; m. (1) William S. Knowlton, 

13 Feb., 1867; (2) Howard M. Burke, 12 Jan., 1887. 


Silas'^ Dexter, son of David^ [Johu^, John-\ AYilliam-, Thomas^] 
and ]\Iary [Butler^] Dexter, was born 6 Dec, 1794, and 
died 7 April, 1850. He married (1) Irene Hall, 1826; (2) 
Maria Taylor, 10 Jan., 1833. He was Representative in 

Four children : 

449 i Irene H.' Dexter, b. in Wardsboro, Vt., 27 Sept., 1833; m. 

Chester B. Dexter, 26 Nov., 1860. 

450 ii Lucie A." Dexter,'b. 31 April, 1836; d. 10 June, 1868; m. George 

Knight, 4 July, 1865. • 

451 iii Frank' Dexter, b. 6 March, 1838; d. 8 Dec, 1886. 

452 iv Laura' Dexter, b. 8 June, 1841; m. Darwin C. Blanchard, 12 

Jan., 1869. 


Jonathan Mills'' Dexter, son of Jonathan^ [John*, John^ Wil- 
liam-, Thomas^ J and Hannah [Church] Dexter, was born 
at Wardsboro, Vt., 26 April. 1788, and died in Baltimore, 
Md., 28 April, 1844. He obtained his education in his 
native town, but very early in life moved to Boston, Mass., 
where he started in business in a small way. He, however, 
soon developed a desire for mercantile pursuit, and soon 
w^ent into the real estate business, which he found cong-enial 




to his tastes, and he was quite successful from the start. 
He operated in Boston, Cambridge and Roxbury. He then 
turned his attention to Lowell, and was a very large owner 
of land there, at one time owning the land where the City 
Hall, High School and most of the factories now stand. 

Mr. Dexter founded  the town of Dracut, opposite 
the city of Lowell, and was instrumental in having a bridge 
connect the two places. He also purchased 10,000 acres 
of land in ^Maine. His operations in real estate extended 
over a considerable part of the country, and it was while 
lie was at Baltimore, ]\ld., to close a large deal that he 
suddenly died. 

Mr. Dexter took a great interest in young men, and was 
instrumental in starting more than a score of them in busi- 
ness. In religion he was a strict Presbyterian. He died 
at the age of 46, having amassed a large fortune for those 
times and, what is better yet, gained the esteem of his fel- 




Mr. Dexter married Harriet S. Morse, 23 Jan.. 1823. 
She was born in Xewfane, Vt.. 27 Nov., 1796, and died in 
Boston, IMass., 10 ^Nlay, 1841. Harriet Siverly ]\Iorse was 
the daiig-hter of Ebenezer Morse of Boylston, Mass. 
Her mother was Henrietta Morse of New York, 
born in 1767 and died in 1853. Her father was 
an architect and Iniilder, and bnilt the first mill at New- 
fane, Vt. In 1782 he left New York, where he was then 
livino:, bound for Halifax, N. S. He was engao:ed in the 
Deijartment of Artifices in the service of King George III. 
He was granted a bounty of land by proclamation of the 
King. Her grandfather. Rev. Ebenezer IMorse of Boylston, 
was invited to settle over the new church, and after some 
bargaining about salary he consented to do so. He was 
installed 26 Oct., 1713, six churches assisting. The meeting- 
house at that time was not finished; it had neither pulpit, 


pews, doors nor even a permanent floor. It was completed 
the next year (17-i4). Individuals built their own pews 
where spaces were granted to them, as was customary, and 
this continued mi til 1761. Mr. Morse remained with the 
church twenty-five years, but ^vhen the disaffection of the 
Colonies arose he appeared as a Royalist, and as the church 
people were patriotic, there was a difference between them, 
and he w^as dismissed 10 Nov., 1755. He remained in town, 
however, and took up the practice of medicine and also 
fitted students for college. Mr. Morse was born in Medfield, 
2 JNIarch. 1718 ; graduated at Harvard College 1737 ; studied 
law with John Chandler. He was married to Persis, daughter 
of John Bush. She was a descendant of John Howe, who 
came from England and who was connected with Lord 
Charles How, Earl of Lancaster, in reign of Charles I. She 

was born ; died 6 May, 1788. He died in 1802, 

aged 83 years. 

Nine children, born at Boston, Mass. : 

4.53 i Samuel Adams' Dexter, b. 3 Feb., 1824; d. IT April, 1856. 

454* ii Frances Heirrietta^ Dexter, b. 26 Jime, 1825; m. James P. 

Tolman, 1 Oct., 1816. 
454A iii Harriet Augusta' Dexter, b. 19 Sept., 1827; d. 20 Oct., 1828. 
455* iv Augustus Charles' Dexter, b. 28 Aug., 1829; m. Alice Gilbert, 

22 Oct., 1875. 
456 T George Mills' Dexter, b. 28 Feb., 1832; d. 12 Aug., 1853. 
4o6A vi Henry Montgomery' Dexter, b. 6 Nov., 1833; m. Eliza H. Mc- 

Connell, 25 Aug., 1863. 
457* vii Harriet Siverly' Dexter, b. 6 Nov., 1835; d. 2 May, 1859; m. 

Charles Stephenson, 22 Dec, 1856. 
458 viii William' Dexter, b. 1 April, 1839; d. 4 April, 1839. 
459* ix Helen A.' Dexter, b. 26 Oct., 1840; m. Charles Stephenson, 9 

Jan., 1862. 


Oliver'- Dexter, son of Jonathan-^ [John^ John^, William^, 
Thomas^] and DoUy [White] Dexter, was born 11 Dec, 
1802, and died 5 April, 1882. He married Louisa Preston, 
19 Sept., 1830. 


They had six ehildix'ii, bom in Wardsburo, Vt. : 

460 i Emily' Dexter, b. 23 Oct., 18.32. 

461 ii Charles' Dexter, b. 6 Sept., 1839; d. 17 :\rarcli, 1889; m. Ilnrriet 

Morse, 17 Mart-h, 1868. 

462 iii FraiiL-es'' Dexter, b. in Addison, Vt., 27 April, 1837; m. Benjamin 

C. Haywood, 23 Sept., 18.58. 

463 iv Oliver' Dexter, b. 7 July, 1840; m. Rosalia C. Larkin, 24 June, 

464* V Horace' Dexter, b. 25 Jan., 1843; m. Lora R. Griffin, 16 May, 

465 vi Harriet' Dexter, b. 6 May, 1846; m. :\nils J. Landon, 25 Feb., 




Joseph W.'' Dexter, son of Jonathan^ [John^ John% William^, 
Thomas^] and Dolly [White] Dexter, was born 14 April, 
1811. lie married :\Iary F. Morse, 11 Nov., 1834. 

They had six children : 

466 i Josephine M.' Dexter, b. in Boston, 19 Oct., 1835; d. 2 Sept., 


467 ii Linus G.' Dexter, b. in Wardsboro, Vt., 29 Dec, 1839; d. 19 

Sept., 1854. 

468 iii E. Milton' Dexter, b. 28 July, 1842; m. E. Aline Osgood, 17 

Jan., 1883. 

469 iv Stella A.' Dexter, b. 8 Dec, 1845 ; ni. T. G. Nash, 14 May, 1866. 

470 V Ellen M.' Dexter, b. 5 July, 1848 ; d. 2 July, 1854. 

471 vi Charles L.' Dexter, b. 11 Oct., 1855; m. Eleanor C. Morse, 25 

June, 1884. 


Linus W.'' Dexter, son of Jonathan^' [John*, John'^, AVilliam^, 
Thomas^] and Dolly [White] Dexter, was born in Wards- 
boro, Vt., 24 May, 1813, and died February, 1899. He 
married Caroline Carpenter. 

Linus Dexter went to Philadelphia early in life and there 
laid the foundation for his fortune in the confectionery 


and fancy baking business. He afterwards extended the 
business to other large eastern cities. He was known as 
the inventor of the "angel cake." He was fond of good 
horses, and years ago his stables in Philadelphia contained 
some of the finest animals in the country. He met with 
business reverses at one time, but set to work manfully and 
amassed a second fortune. 

Mr. Dexter had a tender heart for the poor and needy, 
but so modest and secret was he in his acts of charity that 
none but his closest friends knew of them. He was always 
honest and upright in his business, and was never kno"vvn 
to be harsh to the poor in his tenements or exacting to his 
debtors. He died at Vineland, N. J., aged 86, and left a 
fortune of $500,000, which he had willed to his wife. His 
wife died shortly before he did. 


Anna'' Dexter, daughter of Eeuben^ [John*, John% William^, 
Thomas^] and IMary [Tobey] Dexter, was born 11 July, 
1779, and died 5 Dec, 1867. She married Abner Hall, 4 
Nov., 1819. Mr. Hall was a ship carpenter. 

Six children, born in Mattapoisett : 

472 i Laura A.'' Hall, b. • ; d. 16 Nov., 1872; m. Capt. Joseph E. 

Tal3er (whaling captain). 
47.S ii Martha' Hall. 

474 iii Lucy' Hall, b. 9 Sept., 1825; d. 2 Nov., 1880; m. Henry Taylor 

(merchant in Mattapoisett). 

475 iv Emily' Hall, b. 7 Aug., 1830; d. 16 May, 1884; m. Wyatt Snow, 

7 July, 1850. He was a carpenter. 

476 V Abner'. Hall, b. 13 April, 1835; d. 31 May, 1883; m. Lucinda 


477 vi Nathan' Hall. 


Clarissa'' Dexter, daughter of Reuben^ [John*, John% William^, 
Thomas^] and ]\lary [Tobey] Dexter, was born 25 May, 


1805, and died 28 iMarch, 1867. She married Edwai'd Bud I. 
31 July, 1834. Mr. Buell was a ship-joiner and resided at 

Eight children : 

478 i Marretta' Buell, b. Mattapoisett, 2 May, 1825; in. Francis Max- 

well, 26 Nov., 1865. 

479 ii Edward Franklin' Buell, b. 6 Oct., 1828; d. 6 Jan., 1831. 

480 iii Sarah Jane'' Buell, b. 27 July, 1831; m. John Meigs, 19 June, 


481 iv Edward W.' Buell, b. 13 Oct., 1834; d. 17 March, 1836. 

482 V Eliza L. B.' Buell, b. 17 April, 1837; d. 23 Nov., 1841. 

483 vi Eeuben D.' Buell, b. 25 May, 1841 ; d. 14 Jan., 1844. 

484 vii Laura J.' Buell, h. 14 April, 1845; d. 17 April, 1857. 

485 viii Edward W.' Buell, Jr., b. 27 Aug., 1849; m. Helen Frances, 

23 June, 1875. 


Mary*^ Dexter, daughter of Reuben^ [John*, John% William-, 
Thomas^] and Mary [Tobey] Dexter, was born 4 Feb., 1808, 
and died 23 July, 1896. She married Nathan H. Barstow, 
27 Dec, 1829. My. Barstow Avas a ship-builder in INIatta- 
poisett before 1861. He also had saw-mill and box factory. 

Six children : 

486 i Helen' Barstow, b. 30 April, 1831 ; d. 23 Sept., 1855. 

487 ii Caroline' Barstow, b. 12 Nov., 1832; d. 19 Jan., 1854. 

488 iii Elizabeth Penn' Barstow, b. 10 Dec, 1833; d. 22 March, 1854; 

m. Charles D. Hall. 

489 iv Mary Tobey' Barstow, b. 12 Nov., 1835; d. 9 July, 1838. 

490 V Mary Tobey' Barstow, 2d, b. Dec, 1838; d. 8 May, 1854. 

491 vi Nathan Hammond' Barstow, b. 6 July, 1842; d. 10 Sept., 1843. 


Caroline'' Dexter, daughter of Reuben^ [John^ John', William^, 
Thomas^] and Mary [Tobey] Dexter, was born 14 March, 


1814, and died 2 July, 1856. She married Daniel Smith, 
1 Jan., 1840. 

Six children : 

492- i Caroline Dexter' Smith, b. in Kew Bedford, 4 July, 1841; d. 
4 Nov., 1852. 

493 ii 'Slarj Leonard' Smith, b. in New Bedford, 1-5 Feb., 1843; d. 

23 April, 1847. 

494 iii Daniel Herbert' Smith, b. in New Bedford, 10 Jan., 184.5; m. 

Helen A. Lane, 26 May, 1869. 

495 iv Leonard Dexter' Smith, b. in Eutland, 1 Nov., 1848 ; m. Emma 

J. Kinney, 5 July, 1904. 

496 V Mary Addie Adelia' Smith, b. in Eutland, 17 Nov., 1850; d. 21 

Jime, 1854. 

497 vi Carrie Barstow' Smith, b.-in Eutland, 14 May, 1854; m. George 

S, Eussell, 15 May, 1878. 


Edward*^ Dexter, son of Edward' [Noah*, Benjamin', William^, 
Thomas^] and IMary [Babcock] Dexter, was born 13 Nov., 
1766, and died 18 Sept., 1845. He married Biah Barlow. 

Six children: 

498 i Mary' Dexter, b. ; m. James Eipner, 29 March, 1832. 

499 ii Susan' Dexter, b. 1810; d. 10 May, 1887; m. Edward Eipner. 
500-^ iii Allen' Dexter, b. 1807; d. 29 April, 1878; m. Phebe Heard, 24 

April, 1842. 
501* iv James' Dexter, b. 24 Nov., — ; d. 22 May, 1856; m. Hannah 
Mendall, 22 Aug., 1836. 

502 V Wilson' -Dexter, b. . No family. 

503 • vi Edward' Dexter, b. . No family. 


Captain Samuer^ Dexter, son of Edward^ [Noah*, Benjamin^, 
William^, Thomas^] and Mary [Babcock] Dexter, was born 
30 Sept., 1773, and died 30 Sept., 1856. He married Mercy 
Keen in 1800. Captain Dexter moved to Smithfield, N. Y., 


about 1815 and bontiht a farm, which was always the family 

Twelve children : 

.^04 i Sarah' Dexter, b. in Eochester, 2 Oct., 1802; d. in infancy. 
r)0.5 ii Perries' Dexter, b. in Eochester, 17 Sept., 1803; d. in infancy. 
506* iii Suniner' Dexter, b. in Eochester, 23 March, ISOf); d. 7 March, 
1808; m. Deborah Edwards, 13 July, 1837. 

507 iv Mary' Dexter, b. in Eochester, 4 April, 1807; d. 3 Feb., 1849; 

ni. (1) Cornelius Stewart, 1829; (2) Otis P. Granger, 1837. 

508 V John Albert' Dexter, b. in Eochester, 11 Feb., 1809; d. 20 Nov., 

509* vi Jane' Dexter, b. in Eochester, 4 May, 1811; d. 12 Nov., 1867; 

ni. Frederick Ward. 
510* vii Caroline' Dexter, b. in Eochester, 11 Nov., 1812; d. 7 April, 

1870; m. Ona White, 24 Dec, 1834. 
511* viii James' Dexter, b. in Eochester, 21 Dec, 1814; d. 14 May, 1861; 

m. Pamelia Dexter, 20 Sept., 1849. 
512* ix Samuel' Dexter, Jr., b. in Smithfield, N. Y., 17 Jan., 1816; d. 

28 Jan., 1888; m. Mary Coon, 8 Jan., 1841. 
513 x Charlotte' Dexter, b. in Smithfield, N. Y., 28 Feb., 1818; d. 25 

May, 1874. 
514* xi Sarah M.' Dexter, b. in Smithfield, N. Y., 24 Dec, 1819; d. 

26 May, 1894; m. James A. Parmelee, 13 Oct., 1842. He 

died 15 Nov., 1854, leaving three children. 
515* xii David H.' Dexter, b. in Smithfield, N. Y., 5 March, 1822; d. 

25 March, 1863; m. Mary Dana, 1848. 


Joseph'' Dexter, son of Benjamin^ [Noah^ Benjamin^ William^, 
. Thomas^] and Priscilla [Benson] Dexter, was born 3 July, 
1759. Pie married Mary Luce, 14 Oct., 1779. 

Seven children, born at Tisbury : 

516* i Benjamin' Dexter; m. Betsey Hilman, 1809. 

517* ii Elislia' Dexter; m. Eliza Merry. 

518 iii Charles' Dexter ; m. Sally Baxter, 1808. 

519* iv Ira' Dexter; m. Harriet Dunham. 

520* V Joseph' Dexter; m. Charlotte Morton. 

521 vi Polly' Dexter; m. John Baxter, 27 Jan., 1805. 

522 vii Priscilla' Dexter; m. Bartlett Allen. 



Noah'" Dexter, son of Benjamin^ [Noah^ Benjamin^, William^ 
Thomas^] and Priscilla [Benson] Dexter, was born 4 June, 
1762, and died 25 April, 1816. He married Mary Delano, 

27 Nov., 1788. 

Eleven children : 

523 i Sophia' Dexter, b. 12 Dec, 1790; d. 5 Sept., 1813; m. Caleb 


524 ii Abner' Dexter, b. 1 Dec, 1792; d. 1826. 

525 iii Harper D.' Dexter,, b. 17 Dec, 1794; d. July, 1821. 

526 iv Polly' Dexter, b. 13 Feb., 1797; m. Caleb Handy. 

527 V Cynthia' Dexter, b. 29 Nov., 1799; d. 1882; m. .Andrew Allen. 

528 vi Lydia D.' Dexter, b. 6 July, 1802; d. 13 Apr., 1819. 

529 vii Elizabeth' Dexter, b. 23 Jan., 1804; d. 8 Nov., 1819. 

530* viii Eodolphus W.' Dexter, b. 15 April, 1806; d. 25 April, 1862; m. 
(1) Andria C. Fuller, 1833; (2) Mary H. Taber, 12 Dec, 

531 ix Mary Ann' Dexter, b. 28 Sept., 1808; d. 13 Oct., 1808. 

532 X Priscilla' Dexter, b. 3 June, 1810; d. 29 Nov., 1810. 

533 xi Charlotte' Dexter, b. 17 Feb., 1812; m. Frederick Harden. 


Benjamin'^ Dexter, son of Benjamin^ [Noah*, Benjamin^, Wil- 
liam^, Thomas^] and Priscilla [Benson] Dexter, was born 
18 July, 1778, a.nd died 14 Sept., 1846. He married Ruth 
Delano, 1 Jan., 1797. 

Nine children : 

534 i Priscilla' Dexter, b. in Eoehester, 6 April, 1807 ; d. 7 Oct., 1896 ; 

m. Hezekiah Coleman, 10 Feb., 1830. 
535* ii Lucy' Dexter, b. 5 March, 1809; m. Timothy Clifton, 6 Jan., 

536 iii Josiah' Dexter, b. 17 Sept., 1810; d. 8 Nov., 1890; m. Mary 

Wing, 8 Sept., 1841. 

537 iv Mary A.' Dexter, b. 27 Sept., 1812; d. 30 Dec, 1890. 

538* v Lydia' Dexter, b. 5 Feb., 1814; m. James Hammett, 8 Oct., 1836. 


539* vi Bcnjaiiiiii' Dcxicr, h. 1 .liiiii', 1S17; d. 17 April, IST'.I; in. Klizii- 

beth Delano, 1 .lunc, IS 11. 
540 vii Sylvia' Doxtov, b. ;-;() May, 1SU»; in. Thomas Caswoll, 8 Aug., 

541* viii Rufiis' Dexter, b. 7 Feb., 1821; m. Elizabeth Washburn, 1 June, 

542 ix Ruth' Doxtor, b. 5 Afarch, 1S2:5; d. 27 Jan., 1890; single. 


Isaac'' Dexter, son of Jonathan^ [Benjamin'*, Benjamin^ Wil- 
liam^ Thomas^] and Hannah [Vincent] Dexter, wavS born 
at Dartmouth, Mass., 15 Oct., 1751, and died in 1848. He 
married ?^nna Foster of Chilmark, Mass. He moved to 
Liverpool, Nova Scotia, where their children were born. 

Children : 

I. John' Dexter, b. 15 Feb., 1777; m. Waty Atkins, 27 Oct., 1802. Two 

children : 

1. Catherine, b. 17 Sept., 1803; ni. Joseph Annis, 1823. 

2. Mary, b. 25 June, 1805. 

II. Azubah' Dexter, b. 1779; d. 1779. 

III. Annie' Dexter, b. 6 Aug., 1781; d. 23 Sept., 1808; m. Henry^ Paygent, 

31 Aug., 1802. 

1. Henry A." Paygent, b. 25 Dec, 1803. 

2. Cynthia' Paygent, b. 19 Nov., 1805. 

3. Mary Ann* Paygent, b. 21 Jan., 1808. 

IV. Mary' Dexter, b. 25 June, 1784; d. 25 Dec, 1856; ni. Rev. William 

Paygent, 1 Jan., 1806. They had eleven children, born in Antig- 
onish, Nova Scotia: 

1. Elizabeth' Paygent, b. 31 Dec, 1806; m. John Paygent, 1829. 

2. John** Paygent, b. 12 Nov., 1808; m. Mary Ann Curry, 1835. 

3. Mary Ann' Paygent, b. 13 May, 1810; d. 1899; m. Stephen 

Harvey, 1837. 

4. William H.' Paygent, b. G Aug., 1812; drowned in 1820. 

5. Jane' Paygent, b. 2 Jan., 1815 ; m. Simeon Kempton, 1834. 

6. Lydia' Paygent, b. 18 April,* 1817; d. 1903; ni. John W. 

Eaton, 1844. 

7. Margaret' Paygent, b. 18 April, 1820; d. 1874; m. William 

~ E. Davison, 1843. 

8. Caroline' Paygent, b. 13 Dec, 1822; d. 1899; m. Joel M. 

Paygent, 1846. 


^ 9. Sarah* Paygent, b. 13 Jan., 1825; d. 1904; m. J. P. Chase, 

10. William^ Paygent, b. 12 Aug., 1827; d. 1885; m. Eliza A. 

Harris, 1862. 

11. Lemira* Paygent, b. 7 June, 1831; d. 1904; m. Dr. Cox, 1856. 

V. Isaac" Dexter, b. 11 Feb., 1787; d. 1854; m. Mercy Freeman, 13 Dec, 

1810. Two children, born in Liverpool, N. S. : 

1. Letitia" Dexter, b. 2 Dec, 1811. 

2. Ann^ Dexter, b. June, 1822; m. Thomas Gould. 

VI. Lj'dia' Dexter, b. 15 Oct., 1789; m. (1) Captain Benjamin Freeman, 

1811; (2) Mathew Park. 
VIl! Azubah^ Dexter, b. 9 Aug., 1792; d. 9 July, 1828; m. Whitman Free- 
man, 11 Jan., 1817. Five children, born in Milton, N. S. : 

1. Eliza' Freeman, b. 8 Oct., 1818; d. 1820. 

2. George W.' Freeman, b. 15 March, 1820. • 

3. Eliza Ann^ Freeman, b. 16 May, 1822. 

4. Alfred' Freeman, b. 30 April, 1824; d. 13 Feb., 1846. 

5. Mary A.' Freeman, b. 7 April, 1826; m. Charles M. Ford. 

VIII. Joseph" Dexter, b. 9 March, 1795; m. Jerusha Herrington, 10 Dec, 

1823. Five children, born in Brooklyn, N. S. : 

1. Mary Eliza' Dexter; m. Edward McLeod. 

2. (Hon.) I. Vincent' Dexter; m. Agnes' Gould. Son, Isaac V." 

Dexter, m. Janett Starrett. 

3. Azubah' Dexter; m. Captain Edward McLeod. 

4. (Capt.) Joseph H.' Dexter; m. McLeod. 

5. Theresa' Dexter; m. Captain Jason Gardner. 

IX. Listha" Dexter, b. 1798; d. 1800. 



Ebenezer'' Dexter, son of Ebenezer^ [Benjamin*, Benjamin^, 
Willi am^, Thomas^] and Lydia [Ryder] Dexter, was born in 
Dartmouth, 20 Jnly, 1766, and died in 1835. He married 
Azubah Godfrey. 

Children : .  

I. Joseph' Dexter, b. - — — ; lost at sea. 

I I . John" Dexter, b. ; lost at sea. 

III. Henry' Dexter, b. ; m. Ann Smith. Had four children, William', 

Daniel', Israel', Ellen'. 

IV. Roberts' Dexter. 

V. Ebenezer' Dexter. 

Liiverpoool, Nova Scotia. 



VI. Catherine' Dexter. 

VII. Godfrey' Dexter, b. ; m. Cynthia Gardner.' Son, John A.* Dex- 

ter, b. in Nova Scotia, 17 Sept., 1826; m. Kate Myra; had six 
children: Arthur^ Ed\var(l^ ^Villianl^ Kate", Rebecca" ami ^)avi.i^ 
all born in Nova Scotia. 


Enoch'' Dexter, son of Ebenezer^ [Benjamin*, Benjamin', Wil- 
liam-, Thomas^] and Lydia [Ryder] Dexter, was born in 
1771 at Dartmouth, and died in 1831. He married Salome 
Pindel, 9 Nov., 1794. 

One child : 

]. Smith' Dexter, b. 1817; d. 1889; m. Sophronia Gardner and had seven 
children, all born in Brooklyn, Xova Scotia: 

1. Jedidah^ Dexter; m. Henry Gardner. 

2. Eunice^ Dexter; m. Captain William Cook. 

3. Barzillias"* Dexter ;'m. Susan Gardner. 

4. Azubah" Dexter; m. Joseph Brown. 

5. Cecilia^ Dexter; ra. William Peach. 

6. Willoiighby^. Dexter ; m. Jessie Antony. 

7. Mary* Dexter; m. Charles Peach. 


Samuel'' Dexter, son of Ebenezer' [Benjamin"^, Benjamin', 
William-, Thomas^] and Lydia [Ryder] Dexter, was born 
in Dartmouth in 1773, and died 1831. He married Hannah 
Godfrey, 12 March, 1799. 

Ten children, all born in Brooklyn, N. S.: 

I. Melinda" Dexter, b. 80 July, 1800. 

II. Enoch" Dexter, b. S Feb., 1802; m. Hannah Burk, 18 Jan., 1827. 

Children: AVilliam E.» Dexter, Matildy" Dexter an<l .lerusha'* 
Dexter, who married Geo. Middlemas. 

III. Susanna' Dexter, 1). 10 ]March, 1804; ni. John Kenipton, 20 Feb., 

TV. Warren" Dexter, b. 11 March, 1805; ni. Hilary S. Kempton; d. 17 
June, 1872. She was b. (i March, 1801; d. 9 Nov., 1871. They 
had six children, all b. in Brooklyn, N. S. : 


1 Susannah* Dexter, b. 7 Sept., 1832; m. Alexander Wharton, 


2 Mary Eliza« Dexter, b. 31 May, 1836; m. Joseph B. Freeman, 


3 Hannah* Dexter, b. 4 July, 1838; m. Hezekiah H. Harris, 1865. 

4 Sarah* Dexter, b. 29 July, 1840; m. Benajah Minerd, 1868. 

5 Joseph* Dexter, b. 19 April, 1843; d. 1849. 

6 John Kempton* Dexter, b. 7 Dec, 1844; m. Martha Kempton, 

1872. They had seven children, b. in Milton, N. S. : 

1 :Mary Snow" Dexter, b. 18 May, 1873; m. Wru. Snow, 1899. 

2 Jessie M." Dexter, b. 15 March, 1875; m. James Mills, 1901. 

3 Harvey K." Dexter, b. 4 May, 1877; d. 18 April, 1882. 

4 William S.« Dexter, b. 9 Nov., 1879; d. 9 Oct., 1898.' 

5 Clifford H.-' Dexter, b. 9 April, 1882. 
(> AVarren J.» Dexter, b. 28 Oct., 1883. 
7 Harris H.» Dexter, b. 14 Sept., 1886. 

V. Ebenezer' Dexter. 

Yl. SamueF Dexter, m. Rebecca Gardner. 

VII. Nathaniel' Dexter, b. 1826; m. Charlotte Gardner. 

yill. James" Dexter, unmarried. 

IX. Thomas' Dexter, died at sea. 

X. Joseph" Dexter, d. on shipboard. 


Jonathan'' Dexter, son of David" [Josiah'*, Benjamin ■^ William ^ 
Thomas^] and Sarah [Allen] Dexter, was born 22 Feb., 
1782. He married Mar}- Stndley, 17 March, 1805. 

Eight children, five born in Rochester, Mass. : 

543 i Ehzabeth" Dexter, b. 10 Aug., 1807; d. 10 July, 1815. 

544 ii Thankful" Dexter, b. 19 June, 1809; m. 17 Oct., 1810. 

545 iii Sarah Allen" Dexter, b. 4 Jan., 1815; d. 18 Jan., 1815. 

546* iv Jonathan K." Dexter, b. Rochester, 12 Feb., 1812; m. Clarinda 
Smith, 26Xov., 1838. 

547 V Pamelia' Dexter, b. 26 Dec, 1815; d. 4 Dec, 1882; m. James 

Dexter; 20 Sept., 1849. 

548 vi Maria' Dexter, b. 10 July, 1818; d. 25 March, 1841; never m. 

549 vii Samuel' Dexter, b. 22 Jan., 1824; single. 

550 viii Sarah Abigail' Dexter, 1). Falmouth, 15 Feb., 1829; m. William 



E. Allen' Dexter, sou of David'' [Josiah*, Benjamin^ 
William-, Thomas^] and Sarah [Allen] Dexter, was born 


13 Jan., 1792, and died 30 June, 1848. He married (1) 
Cynthia Pitclier, 1827; (2) Martha Mayhew, 11 March, 1834. 

Three children by first wife and two by second: 

551 i David B.^ Dexter, 1). 11 Dec, 1828; d. 10 Oct., 1829. 

552 ii Allen M.' Dexter, b. 11 Dec, 1828; d. 28 Aug., 1830. 

553 iii David' Dexter, b. 24 July, 1831 ; d. 25 April, 1832. 

554* iv Martha M.' Dexter, b. 12 July, 1836; m. Noah Hammond, 2 
June, 1861. 

555 V Stephen' Dexter, b. 10 Jan., 1839; no family. 


Deacon Constantc Dexter, son of Isaac^ [Constanf*, Ben- 
jamin^, William^, Thomas^] and Kezia [Wing] Dexter, 
was born 9 Aug., 1767, and died 26 March, 1842. He 
married Rebecca Billington. 

Five children, born in Wayne: 

556 i Mercy' Dexter, b. 20 Jan., 1796; m. Samuel Besse. 

557 ii Lois' Dexter, b. 27 Feb.., 1797; d. 13 April, 1883; m. Elisha Besse. 

558 iii Elizabeth' Dexter, b. 7 Nov., 1798; d. 18 March, 1875; m. Seth 

559* iv John' Dexter, b. 23 June, 1800; d. Oct., 1887; m. Mary Shaw. 

560 V Samuel' Dexter, b. 11 Aug., 1805; d. 3 Aug., 1857; m. Mary 


Freeman" Dexter, son of Isaac' [Constant*, Benjamin^ 
Williani'-^, Thomas^] and Kezia [Wing] Dexter, was born 
. He married Polly . 

Fourteen children: 

561 i Nathaniel' Dexter, b. 15 Aug., 1795. 

562 ii Erwin' Dexter, b. 15 Jan., 1797. 

563 iii Freeman' Dexter, b. 12 Dec.; 1798. 

564 iv Sumner' Dexter, b. 26 Oct., 1800. 

565 v Amasa' Dexter, b. 18 Feb., 1803. 

566 vi Mary' Dexter, b. 26 Oct., 1804. 


















Alonzo" Dexter, b. 2 Nov., 1806. 
Louisa" Dexter, b. 2 Nov. , 1806. 
Gideon" Dexter, b. 3 Oct., 1808. 
Hannah" Dexter, b. 23 April, 1810. 
Charles S.' Dexter, b. 27 Feb., 1812. 
Meribah^ Dexter, b. 13 May, 1814. 
Betsey" Dexter, b. 20 Jan., 1816. 
Stephen T.' Dexter, b. 19 April, 1818. 


Isaac''' Dexter, son of Isaac ^ [Constant*, Benjamin^, William^, 
Thomas^] and Kezia [Wing] Dexter, was born 18 Feb., 
1783, and died 21 Aug., 1864. He married Sally Wing, 

Six children, born in Wayne: 

Anson'' Dexter, b. 18 Jan., 1807; d. 3 Dec, 1821. 
Francis' Dexter, b. 28 Nov. , 1808 ; m. Mary A. Boynton. 
Robinson' Dexter, b. 13 May, 1810; m. (1) Betsey Bean; (2) 

Matilda Gould. 
Sylvia' Dexter, b. 29 Sept., 1816; d. 11 Sept., 1878. 
Sarah' Dexter, b. 30 Aug., 1818; d. 9 Aug., 1837. 
vi Nancy' Dexter, b. 25 July, 1820; d. 2 May, 1843. 


Deacon Amasac Dexter, son of Isaac^ [Constant*, Benjamin^ 
William-, Thomas^] and Kezia [Wing] Dexter, was born 
6 July, 1786, and died 30 Aug., 1874. He married Martha 
Burgess 28 Oct., 1807. 

Eight children, born in Wayne: 

Alice S.' Dexter, b. 18 Aug., 1808; d. 11 April, 1814. 

Lewis' Dexter, b. 8 April, 1810; d. 11 Feb., 1889; m. (1) Mitatlah 

Norris, 1834; (2) Mary Dexter 10 Nov., 1859. 
Solon' Dexter, b. 11 Dec, 1813; d. 27 March, 1814. 
Rev. Henry V.' Dexter, b. 3 April, 1815; d. 22 July, 1884; m. 

(1) Nancy C. Herrick, 1845; (2) Mary E. Boardman, 1851. 
AHce S.' Dexter, b. 11 Feb., 1818. 
Harriet N.' Dexter, b. 28 Sept., 1820; m. James B. Turner, 2 

March, 1847. 


























587* vii Edward G.'' Dexter, b. 9 April, 1824; in. (1) Harriott K. Thomas, 
() Oct., 1851; (2) ]Mary L. Lamson, .'! July, 1804. 

588 viii Martha A." Dexter, b. 5 Oct., 1830; m. Harvey A. Lowell, 15 

June, 1856. 


Benjamin'^ Dexter, son of Samuel'^ [Samuel*, Benjamin-*, 
William-, Thomas^] and Thankful [Freeman] Dexter, was 
born 17 March, 1760, in Hardwick, Mass., and died 16 Aug., 
1792. He married Anna Mayo of Rutland, Mass., 10 Oct., 
1784. She was a descendant of Rev. John Mayo, first 
minister of North Church, Boston. 

Two children: 

589 i Judah", Dexter, b. 1788; d. 31 March, 1790. 

590 ii John Freeman' Dexter, h. ; removed to St. Albans, Vt. ; 

m. Comfort Haskall, 14 Jan., 1812. Child, Mary Melisse, b. 6 
June, 1813. 


Mary'^' Dexter, daughter of SamueP [Samuel*, Benjamin^ 
William-, Thomas^] and Mary [Clark] Dexter, was born 
in Hardwick, 18 Jan., 1763. She married John Gorham, 
son of Stephen and Sarah [Freeman (daughter of Deacon 
John)] Gorham, 3 June, 1784. He was born in 1759 and 
died in Barre, 24 April, 1847. 

Five children: 

591 i Thomas' Gorham, b. 1784; d. 15 Dec, 1867, at Barre; m. Hannah 

Ulter, 12 Dec, 1811. 

592* ii Susan' Gorham, b. ; m. Nathan Taylor; pub. 27 Nov., 


593 iii John' Gorham, bapt. Feb., 1805. 

594 iv Sally' Gorham, l)apt. 24 March, 1805. 

595 v De La Fayette' Gorham", Ijapt. 24 :March, 1805. 


Eleazer'^ Dexter, son of Samuel^ [Samuel*, Benjamin^ 
William-, Thomas^] and Thankful [Freeman] Dexter, was 








born in Hardwick, Mass., 5 Jnly, 1765. He married (1) 
Abigail Dexter, 8 April, 1782; (2) Charity Williams, pnb. 18 
Jnne, 1786; she was born in 1768, and died 3 June, 1838, 
age 70. He was a pensioner of the United States. He died 
in 1813. 

Eleven children, all by second wife: 

596 i AlDlgail" Dexter, b. 14 March, 1787; d. 5 July, 1860; m. Martin 

Euggles, 27 Feb., 1816. 
597* ii Bethsheba' Carver Dexter, b. 22 Feb., 1789; d. 29 Sept., 1855; m 
Silas IS'ewton, 2d, 21 June, 1810. 
Alma^ Dexter, b. 1791; d. 26 Jan., 1803. 
Arethusa" Dexter, b. 1793; d. 18 Jan., 1803. 
Charity Williams^ Dexter, b. 5 Aug., 1795; m. Gardner JSTewton, 
pub. 17 Sept., 1827. 
601* \i Joseph Dean^ Dexter, b. 31 Aug., 1797; m. Oliver Gould, 15 
Nov., 1818. 

602 A^i Seth'' Dexter, b. 1800; d. 2 Aug., 1803. 

603 viii Willard' Dexter,' b. 13 Sept., 1802. 

604* ix Arethusa" Dexter, b. 7 Jan., 1805; m. John Johnson, 5 Oct., 1828. 

605 X Thankful Freeman' Dexter, bapt. 1 Sept., 1811; m. Levi Stevens. 

606 xi Eleazer" Dexter, b. 7 July, 1813; was a famous musician and 

showman residing in Eeading, A"t. 

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Samuel'^ Dexter, son of SamneF [Samuel^ Benjamin^ Wil- 
liam^, Thomas^] and Thankful [Freeman] Dexter, was 
born 9 May, 1773, and died 24 March, 1861. He married 
Sally, daughter of Jacob Williams, 15 Dec, 1796; she was 
born at Middleboro, 1775, and died 1867, age 92. He was 
Ensign, 1800; Lieutenant, 1801; Captain, 1806; selectman, 
1811, 1814, 1829. 

Three children: 

607 i Benjamin" Dexter, b. 6 July, 1798; d. 8 May, 1816. 

608* ii WiUiams" Dexter, b. 7 April, 1800 ; d. 1836 ; m. Maria Knowlton, 
3 June, 1828. 

609* iii Alma" Dexter, b. 11 Nov., 1804; m. Joseph Newcomb, pub. 11 
Feb., 1828; d. 1840. They liad four minor children in 1840 
when the father died. John Raymond was appointed guardian 
to the children ; Samuel Dexter and Joseph Stone were appointed 
administrators ; estate valued at $3800. 



Jedediah'' Dexter, son of Samuel^ [Samuel\ Benjamin"', Wil- 
liam", Thomas^] and Thankful [Freeman] Dexter, was 
born in Hardwiek, 26 Oct. , 1777. He married Abigail Eager, 
29 Dec, 1798; she died 23 Aug., 1828. He was a black- 
smith; sold his wife's interest in farm at Rutland to John 
Wheeler of Rutland in 1819. He died IJan., 1827; left his 
estate to wife, valued at £919. Samuel Dexter was executor. 

Nine children : 

610 i Jane" Dexter, b. 1800; d. 20 Feb., 1802. 

611 ii Horace" Dexter, b. 26 Nov., 1802; d. 22 Oct., 1826. 

612* iii Mary" Dexter, b. 11 June, 1805; m. Milton Peck, 20 Oct., 1823. 

613 iv Thirza' Dexter, bapt. 18 Sept., 1808; d. 19 Feb., 1809. 

614 V Elliot Beckwith' Dexter, b. 1810 ; d. 27 Aug. , 1813. 

615 vi Sally Beckwith" Dexter, b. 6 May, 1812; d. 18 July, 1830. 

616 vii Crighton^ Dexter, bapt. 7 May, 1816; d. same day. 

617 viii SamueF Dexter, bapt. 24 Nov., 1817. 

618 ix Luthera" Gorham Dexter, bapt. 27 Jan., 1820; m. Ebenezer P. 

Staples of Taunton, 26 April, 1841; brick maker, son of Eben- 
ezer and Susanna Staples, b. 1818. After her death he m. 
Mary A. Peck, niece to his first wife, 1845. 


Jonathan" Dexter, son of SamueF [Samuel*, Benjamin^ Wil- 
lianr, Thomas'] , was born in Hardwiek, 1786, and died 14 
March, 1856, at Hubbardston, Mass. He married Roxana 
Dean of Raynham; pub. 29 June, 1812; she was born 1789 
and died 5 Sept., 1872, age 83. 

Five children: 

619* i Cassadra" Dexter, b. 1 Sept., 1813; m. Lemuel F. Taylor, 9 April, 

620 ii Jonathan" Dexter, b. 23 Oct., 1815. Removed to Missouri. 

621 iii Benjamin" Dexter, b. 28 Dec, 1817. 

622 iv Samuel B.^ Dexter, b. 10 May, 1825; d. 15 Feb., 1827. 

623 V Child b. and d. Oct., 1827. 



Miriam^ Dexter, daughter of Ichabod" [Samuel*, Benjamin^ 
William', Thomas^ and Abigail [ ] Dexter, was born in 
Hardwick. She married Asa Hedge of Hardwick, 31 May, 
1780. He was born in 1756 and served in the Revolutionary 
War. He was the son of Elisha^ Hedge and Deliverance 
Hedge ; the father served in the French and Indian War, and 
also in the War of the Revolution, serving in latter war with 
his three sons, John, Solomon and Asa. His grandfather, 
Elisha'^ Hedge of Shrewsbury, who married Martha, the 
daughter of Daniel Johnson of Marlboro, lived in Shrews- 
bury, Boston, Worcester, Marlboro, Barre and Hardwick. 
He was styled tailor in 1745; shopkeeper, 1761; trader, 1765; 
gentleman, 1767. He served also as a commissary in the 
French War, 1755. He died in Barre, 1788. 


Lucy'' Dexter, daughter of Ichabod^ [Samuel^ Benjamin^ Wil-" 
lianr, Thomas^] and Abigail [ ] Dexter, was born 6 July, 

1762, and died 1833. She married Moses Cheney, Jr. , of War- 
wick, 4 July, 1782; was in Orange, 1791. He was born in 
Newton, 28 Feb., 1759,- and died 27 April, 1833. He was 
selectman of Orange, 1800, 1801, 1802. He was supposed 
to be a descendant of Ebenezer or Nathaniel Cheney of 

Eleven children: 

624 i Milla^ Cheney, b. 24 March, 1784; d. 1817; m. David Holden. 

625 ii SamueF Cheney, b. 11 March, 1786; d. 1796. 

626* iii Luther^ Cheney, b. 9 May, 1788; d. 1848; m. Sabra Allen. 

627 iv Hannah^ Cheney, b. 24 Oct. , 1789 ; d. 1867 ; m. Nathan Parmenter. 

628 V AbigaiP Cheney, b. 1792. 

629 vi Moses' Cheney, b. 22 May, 1794; m. Euth Cheney, 4 March, 

1823; b. 7 Oct., 1795. 

630 vii Lucy' Cheney, b. 13 Aug., 1797; d. 1802. 

631 viii .Samuel' Cheney, b. 17 Sept., 1799; m. Mary Ann Rice. 


632 ix John' Cheney, b. 2V> Feb., 1802; m. Harriet Thurst(jn. 

633 X Edward' Turner Cheney, b. 31 July, 1804; in. Mary Jolnison. 
634* xi Rhoda' Battle Cheney, 27 Sept., 1806; m. Adams French, Jr., 3 

April, 1825; (2) Cheney Lewis, b. 1798; d. 14 Jan., 1801. 


Lydia" Dexter, daughter of Ichabocf [Samuel\ Benjamin^ Wil- 
liaiir, Thomas^] and Aliigail [ ] Dexter, was born 

, and died 27 April, 1844. She married Sherman 

Battle of Orange; he was born in 1775 and died in 1837. 

Nine children: 

635 i lehabod" Dexter Battle, b. 5 March, 1801. 

636 ii Elizabeth' Battle, b. 15 July, 1802. 

637 iii Lydia' Battle, b. 3 Nov., 1803. 

638 iv Lourinda' Battle, b. 26 Dec, 1805. 

639 V Rlioda' Battle, b. 27 March, 1808. 

640 vi Phinehas' Parkman Battle, b. 21 May, 1811. 

641 vii Clarissa' Battle, b. 5 Nov., 1815. 

642 ^^ii Mary C Battle, b. 21 March, 1818. 

643 ix Esther' Battle, b. 28 March, 1819. ' 


John" Dexter, son of JoV [Samnel^ Benjamin'', William^ 
Thomas^] and Mercy [Hinkley] Dexter, was born in Hard- 
wick, 3 Jan., 1769. He married (1) Lncy Dennis, 1 Dec, 
1803; she died 15 Dec, 1817, age 31 years; (2) Persis 
Gilbert, 29 Jnly, 1821. He was a farmer. He died 7 May, 
1836. Estate valued at $4069. Lucy Dennis was daughter 
of Adonjah and Eunice [Sibley] Dennis. Adonjah was 
born 1759 and was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He 
died in 1844. His wife was Eunice Sibley of New Salem, 
born 1760 and died 1842. The father of Adonjah was 
Samuel Dennis, a Baptist minister, born in Sutton; removed 
to Petersham, where he preached several years, and after- 
wards to Hardwick, where he died, 1784. 


Seven children, five by first wife, two by second: 

644 i Anna Wlieeler' Dexter, b. 17 Oct., 1804; m. Amos K. Smith of 

Wendell, 12 June, 1826. 
645* ii Foster Dennis" Dexter, b. 19 July, 1806; d. New Salem, 3 March, 

1865; m. Phebe . 

646 iii Fanny Beckwith'^ Dexter, b. 13 Feb., 1809; m. Eufus Day of 

Xew Salem, 22 Nov., 1830. 

647 iv Job' Dexter, b. 28 Nov., 1811; d. in Barre 1 April, 1849; m. 

Rhoda P . One child. 

648 V Mercy Hinkley'' Dexter, b. 20 May, 1816; d. 8 May, 1847; m. . 

David L. Winslow of Barre, 22 March, 1837. 

649 vi Henry Walker' Dexter, b. 22 Oct., 1821; d. 21 May, 1900. 

650 ^di Horace'^ Dexter, b. 26 Sept., 1825; d. 17 May, 1900. 


Anna Dexter,« danghter of Job^ [Samuel^ Benjamin^ William^ 
Thomas^] and Merej^ [Hinkley] Dexter, was born in Hard- 
wick, 22 July, 1770. She married Thomas® Wheeler, Jr., of 
Hardwick, -3 June, 1790. He was born in Hardwick, 3 
March, 1767, and was a descendant of George-^ Wheeler of 
Concord, 1638 ; one of the first settlers of Concord. Thomas^ 
Wheeler was a very ingenious blacksmith and iron founder. 
He was long in the military service, was Captain in 1801; 
Major in 1811; Colonel in 1813. He resided in Hardwick 
until 1818, when he moved to Ticonderoga, N. T. ; returned 
in 1830, and died in Worcester, Mass., 26 April, 1851, aged 
84. He was buried in the family lot in the old cemetery at 
Hardwick, Mass., where subsequenth* a monument was 
erected by his son, William Augustus. His wife died 20 
March, 1804, and he married Mary, daughter of Timothy 
Paige, 14 Feb., 1805. She died in 1828 and he married 
twice afterwards. Seven children b}- first wife, and eight by 
second wife. 

Children by first wife : 

651 i Charles^ Wheeler, b. 26 March, 1791. 

652 ii A child, b. ; d. 2 May, 1793. 

653 iii Sally' Wheeler, b. 28 April, 1794; m. 3 Nov., 1814, Daniel 



654 iv A child, 1). ; d. in infancy. 

655* V AVilliain Augustus' Wlieeler, b. 30 March, 1798. 

65() vi A child, b. Nov., 1800; d. 26 Jan., 1801. 

657 vii A child, b. ; d. 4 July, 1802. 


Ruth" Dexter, daughter of Job^ [Sam^^el^ Benjamin% William", 
Thomas^] and Meroy [Hinkley] Dexter, was born 20 March, 
1773, and died 1847. She married David Allen, Jr., son of 
David and Lydia Allen of Hardwick. He died 3 Feb., 1835, 
leaving wife and four daughters and one son. The will 
gave wife one-third real estate together' with one bedstead 
and bedding; eldest daughter, $1; second daughter, $5; 
third daughter, $10; youngest daughter, $5; grandson, 
Frederick Allen, his gig; only son, Willard Allen, all the 
rest and residue if he will pay all debts and support youngest 
daughter, Anna, until her marriage. Son to be executor; 
Moses Allen, Anson F. Allen, Daniel Wheeler, witnesses. 

Five children: 

658 i Eluthera'^ Allen, h. ; m. Gleason. 

659 ii Clarissa' Allen, b. ; m. Amaziah Spooner of Amherst, 1825. 

660 iii Sarah B." Allen, b. . 

661 iv Anna" Allen, b. . 

662 V Willard'' Allen, b. . Had son, Frederick Allen, mentioned 

in grandfather's will. 


Deacon Ichabod*^ Dexter, son of Jol/ [Samuel\ Benjamin^ 
William', Thomas^] and Mary [Walker] Dexter, was born 
19 Dec, 1775, and died 11 May, 1851, aged 76, at Hard- 
wick. He was a farmer, sold his wife's interest in farm at 
Rutland to John Wheeler of Rutland, in 1819. He was 
deacon of church. He married (1) Sally Eager, 5 May, 
1803; she died 25 July, 1821, age 40; (2) Alice Amidon, 26 
March, 1822; she died 26 June, 1830, age 39. 


Five children by first wife and four by second: 

663 i One child, b. March, 1804; d. April, 1804. 

664* ii Zenas Hinkley'' Dexter, b. 9 May, 1806; m. (1) Sarah Penniman, 
1831 ; (2) Lucinda Wood, 28 Aug. , 1837. 

665 iii Harriet Jane' Dexter, b. 15 April, 1810; d. 26 Aug., 1835; un- 

666* iv Edward'' Dexter, b. 3 Nov., 1811; m. Louisa Powers, 6 June, 

667 V Philena' Dexter, b. 23 May, 1815; d. 5 Sept., 1839; unmarried. 

668* vi Hannah' Dexter, b. 26 March, 1823; m. Lysander Powers; pub. 
21 May, 1842. 

669 vii Sally' Dexter, b. 6 May, 1825; m. James P. Fay, 8 April, 1845. 

670 viii Ruth' Dexter, b. 30 May, 1827; m. ZenasD. Tinney of Newburg, 

Me., 6 Nov., 1856. 

671 ix John Bangs' Dexter, b. 30 July, 1829. At the death of his 

mother in 1830, he was adopted by uncle, Elijah Bangs, and 
removed to Springfield, Mo. He was Mayor; served in the 
Ci\'il War; was postal agent with headquarters at Portland, 
Ore., and Springfield, Mo. 


Jonathan'^ Morton, son of Mary^ [Samuel*, Benjamin\ Wil- 
liam", Thomas^] Dexter, and Benjamin Morton, was born 

. He married (1) Jeniiie Holt, 1796; (2) Esther 

Burnett, 1800. 

One child by first wife, two by second: 

672 i Jane' Morton, m. Daniel Kent. 

673 ii Hiram' Morton. 

674 iii Andrew' Morton. 


James'' Morton, son of Mary' [Samuel', Benjamin^ William', 

Thomas^] Dexter, and Benjamin Morton, was born . 

He married Jernsha or Chloe Furbush. 

Five children: 

675 i James' Morton, b. 17S7. 

676 ii Chloe' Morton, b. 1789. 


677 iii Chester" Morton, b. ; m. Rosanna Furbush. Son, James 


678 iv Betsey'' Morton, m. Alonzo Stamford. 

679* V Alexander' Morton, b. 1811 ; m. Martha Wheeler. Two children. 


Esther'' Johnson, daughter of Sarah' [Samnel\ Benjamin^ 
William", Thomas^ ] and Solomon Johnson, married 
Joseph Lord, 1786, son of Thomas^ [Joseph*, Joseph^ 

Thomas^ Robert^] . She was born , and died . 

After her death her husband married Unity Ruggles, 1805. 
He was born 26 Oct., 1763, and died 11 July, 1832, age 69. 
Unity died 10 Feb., 1810, age 59. 

Four children: 

680 i Luther' Lord, b. 9 Dec, 1788. 

681* ii Vashney' Lord, b. 19 May, 1791; d. 20 Sept., 1844; m. 
Sarah . 

682 iii Esther' Lord, b. 15 Aug., 1809. 

683 iv Persis' Lord, b. 15 Aug., 1813; m. (1) Moses Dexter, 13 April, 

1837; (2) Jennison. 


Patty'' Johnson, daughter of Sarah^ [Samuel^ Benjamin', Wil- 
liam^, Thomas'] Dexter, and Solomon Johnson, was born 
. She married John King. 

Two children: 

684 i Joseph' King, born . 

685 ii Luther' King, b. . Son, Collings H. King, b. 8 Sept., 1839. 


SalV Johnson, daughter of Sarah^ [Samuel^ Benjamin^ Wil- 
liam", Thomas'] and Solomon Johnson, was born . 

He married Joshua Tucker, son of Robert and Martha 
Tucker of Hardwick, pub. 10 March, 1799. Robert and 
Martha came to Hardwick from Morton, Mass., in 1771. 
Robert died 1805 and Martha 1809. Joshua and Sally 
moved 'to New Salem. 


Three children: 

686 i Ebenezer' Tucker, b. 1807; d. in Hardwick, 22 April, 1857. 

687* ii Alfred' Tucker, b. 1808; d. in Hardwick, 1866. 

688 iii Joshua" Tucker, b. 1813; d. in Hardwick, 22 Nov., 1836. 


Hannah^ Dexter, daughter of Benjamin" [Sam^el^ Benjamin^ 
William', Thomas^] and Hannah [Stone] Dexter, was born 
5 Dee., 1770, and died 18 Sept., 1858. She married Ben- 
jamin Morton, Jr., 13 Oct., 1787. They moved to Florence, 
Oneida Co., N.Y., in 1806. The}'- went with a team, and it 
took them eleven days to accomplish the journey. Benjamin 
bought a farm. In 1814 he moved to Camden, N. Y., and 
in a letter (1814) to his mother he says that his son Samuel 
is living on the farm at Florence; that the daughter Eunice 
lives within a mile of him, and that Clara is at Black Kiver, 
about 55 miles distant from Camden. Letters are now 
(1904) in existence written by Lucy in 1815 to her grand- 

Nine children: 

689 i Samuel' Morton, b. 1796. 

690 ii Eunice' Morton, m. Jonathan Stanhope, 3 May, 1807. 

691 iii Sally' Morton. 

692 iv Clara' Morton, b. 1785. 

693 V Benjamin' Morton. 

694 vi ]Mary' Morton, m. William Eddy. 

695 vii Hephzibah' Morton, m. Hosea Bullock. 

696 ^^ii Susan' Morton, m. Lot Sexton. 

697 ix Lucy' Morton, b. 1798; m. Grove R. Johnson. 


Benjamin'' Dexter, son of Benjamin'' [Samuel', Benjamin^ Wil- 
liam', Thomas^] and Hannah [Stone] Dexter, was born at 
Athol, in that part afterwards set off to Orange, 24 Nov., 


1775. He was one of* nine children, and the only Ijoy 
(except one lliat died when an infant) there was in the 
family. With the large amount of forest hind that his 
father had to clear, his time must have l)een fully occupied. 
What schooling he had was at the district school No. (1. His 
father was a large owner of real estate, and we find that he 
had some dealings in it. as in March, 1803, he sold a lot on 
Lyon Hill, so called, in Athol, of eight acres, near Captain 
Oliver's house, to Calvin Eaton, and at the same time and to 
the same person a farm of 113 acres on Lyon Hill; this last 
he 1)onght of Abraham Nut in 1707. In 1807 he bought of 
his father a part of the old homestead and leased the balance 
of it, and from that time on he continued to make that his 
home. From 1819 to liis death, the records show that he 
conveyed eighteen pieces of property. He and his brother- 
in-law, John Davis, were the executors of his father's will. 
His mother, who survived his father many years, made her 
home with him. He and tAvo of his sisters joined the ^Meth- 
odist class that was held in the vicinity, but after a few 
years he joined the Baptist Church. He was married four 
times: his first wife was Hephzibah Ballard of Athol, mar- 
ried April, 1798 ; she was born 25 April, 1779, and died 28 
Dec, 1798. They had no children. He married (2) Anna 
Barrett of Ashley, N. H., on 11 Oct., 1800; she was born 3 
July, 1782, and died 18 Aug., 1803. They had one child. 
His third wife was Betsey Legg, daughter of David and 
Hannah Legg of Milford and Orange (see Legg family). 
She was born 21 Mav, 1780, and married 27 Nov., 1803, and 
died 29 July. 1818. They had seven children. His fourth 
wife was Frances Tuttle, the daughter of Jedediah and 
Lucia (Smith) Tuttle of Winchendon, Mass. (see Tuttle 
family) . She was born 9 March, 1788, and married 10 Dec, 
1818, and died 13 Aug., 1861. They had foui- children. 
Benjamin died 18 Sept., 1858, age 83 years. 

Twelve children : 

698 i Hephzibah' Dexter, b. 2.3 Dec, 1802; d. 27 June, 1846; m. 

Edward Ballard in 1841; he died 9 Feb., 1847, age 63. No 
children . 


699 ii Stephen' Dexter, b. in Orange, 25 Sept., 1804; cl. 29 May, 1832. 
700* iii Anna' Dexter, b. in Orange, 31 March, 1806; d. 1849; m. Job 

Frj, 1834; he cl. 1868. 
701* iv Amasa' Dexter, b. in Orange, S Dec, 1808; d. 1883; m. Eoanna 

Allen; she died 2 June, 1861, age 50. . 
702* V Moses' Dexter, b. in Orange, 26 Jan., 1811; d. 22 Dec, 1846; 

111. Persis Lord, 13 April, 1837. 
703* vi David' Dexter, b. in Orange, 10 April, 1813; d. 9 Aug., 1880; 

ni. Maria Hubbard of Bojdston, 1835. 
704* vii Aaron' Dexter, b. in Orange, 12 July, 1815; d. 1896; m. Hester 

McLean. She x^as b. 1819; ct. 1858. 
705 viii Joseph' Clark Dexter, b. in Orange, 21 May, 1818; d. 30 Aug., 

706* ix Simeon' Dexter, b. in Orange, 30 Aug., 1822; d. 1898; m. Maria 

L. Hardy, b. 1828. 
707* X Betsey' Dexter, b. in Orange, 30 May, 1825; m. Luther Eainsey. 
708* xi Samuel Stillman' Dexter, b. in Orange, 4 March, 1829; d. 27 

Xov., 1899; m. Maria C. Dewey. 
709* xii George W.' Dexter, b. in Orange, 6 April, 1831 ; ni. F. A. Fry, 

27 May, 1856. 

[Copy of an Old Letter.] 

MONCKTON, 30th of 11th mo., 1806. 
Respected Fiuexds B. & H. D. 

these lines are to inform that 1 enjoy my helth better than heretofore. My 
faniely are all in usel helth; also our aged parents and connections are 
favoured with the same blesing and I hope that these will find you and 
yours enjoying good helth; I often think of you and your lonely situation 
as. to the opportunity of friend, company, with earnest desires for your 
preservation in the truth. 

Dear Friends, I being acquainted with straits temptations and truely 
many ways even the Avinding & twineings of our Souls enemy to discourage 
dishearten & draw aside from the rite; ya almost reddy to give up all hopes 
at times, yet feel Avilling to say for all our encouragement there is that that 
dotli at times bare uji over it all and I oftenest find it by retireing inward, 
by getting still and cjuiet as to the auctions desires and willings and runings 
of my own mind fealiug low and humble wiling to become as it ware a fool 
in the eyse of the worldly wise for the sake, of that that givs peas to the 
mind and causeth to rejoice in hope; ya by thus Avaiting upon the Lord for 
f-onnsil Ave feel our iner man to be strengthened he that waiteth upon the 
Lord shall rencAv his strength also she that waiteth upon the Lord shall 
renew her strengtii. I hope I may not say to much but fealing a Avish for 
yn)ir eternel welfare thought there mite be no harm in pening a few lines 
liyway of encouragement Avishing tlint we iiifiy all hold out to the end in 


well iloiny i'lii' it is tlic end tlinl crowns nil, I In'rct'orc it is my nr<|rnt dcsirr 
that wc may all follow >1uj luiiil) whoresoover lie leadetli. 

So conclude for tliis your well wisiiiufj friend, my wife jornes me in kind 
Love to you all, wc also desire to l)o renK'ml)ered to all enquireinof friends. 

,■ .. , ,., , Sainui-I I\no\v('ls. 

please to write to us often ns way makes. 

William Legg of .Meiidou and ^lilfoi'd was pci-liaps hrotlici- of 
John of ]\roiidon, who was one of Selectmen in 1738-1743. 
William li\('d in tliat i)ai't of Men don that was set off in 17S() 
and formed the toAvn of AFilford. He was one of the i-elief 
expedition that marched to Fort "William Henry, Aii,mis1, 
1757. He was in Capt. Phinehas Lovitt's company. He 
resided on SilvcM- Hill Streel and his descendants for three 
generations occnpied the same fai-m. He married (1) Han- 
nah Nelson, dan^hter of Gershom and Abig-ail (Ellithorpe) 
Nelson. She was horn in Rowley, 14 Oct., 1714, and died 
3 July, 1755. He married (2) Elizabeth Tenney, 18 Jan., 
1759 (no children by second wife). He had seven children, 
two daughters and five sons. All the sons Avere in the 
service during the Revolutionary War and all w^ere in Hieir 
cousin, Capt. Gershom Nelson 's, company. 

Five children : 

1 Gershom Legg, private, b. 1736; m. Mary Underwood in 1757. 

2 Levi Legg, private, b. 1744; m. (1) Mary Beal, 1767; (2) Keziah 

Ballard, 1795. 
3. David Legg, corporal, b. ; m. Hannah Dewing, 11 March, 1779. 

4 William Legg, private, b. ; m. Hephzibah Corbett, 4 June, 1779. 

5 Nathaniel Legg, private, b. ; m. Abigail White, 21 Nov., 1771. 

William and David moved to Orange, jNIass., sometime in 
1780 or 1781 : and David, who married Hannah Dewing, had 
Betsey, who was born 21 ^May, 1780, and married Benjamin 
Dexter (was his third wife), 27 Nov., 1803. She di(Ml 20 
July, 1818. (See No. 354.) 

Revolutionary Record. — David T^egg of Mendon, with Capt. Gershom 
Nelson's company, marched on alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge and 
Roxbury ; service nine days. Also Capt. Samuel Warren 's company, Col. 
Joseph Reed's 20th Regiment, muster dated 1 Aug., 1775. Enlisted 27 


April, 1775; service tliree mouths, twelve days. Also company returns 
dated 26 Sept., 1775. 

John^ Tuttle came over in the "Planter"' in 1635. He was free- 
man in Ipswich, 1639; Eepresentative, 1644; died in 1656, 
and Avas born probably 1596. Fonr children came over with 
him. and there were six more born here : 

Simon" Tuttle, m. Sarah Coggswell of Ipsvyich. 

Charles^ Tuttle, m. Ann Burnham. 

Charles* Tuttle, b. 1708; m. Ann Jevrett. Four children. 

.JedediaF Tuttle, b. 24 Nov., 1753; d. 1783; m. Lucia Smith of Leom- 
inster, Mass. Her mother Avas a "Rogers" and a descendant of 
"John Eogers the martyr." He was a soldier in the Revolutionary 

Frances" Tuttle, b. in Winchendon; m. Benjamin Dexter. (See No. 354.) 


Wile of John Davis. 


Lucy'' Dexter, daughter of Benjamin' [Samuel'*, Benjamin^, 
William-, I'homas^] and Hannah [Stone] Dexter, was born 
24 Dec, 1777, and died in Orange, 21 Aug., 1865, age 
nearly 88 years. She married 21 xVug., 1806, John Davis, 



the sou of ("iiplaiii -loliu and .loamia ( llix ) l)a\is oi' Jictyal- 
ston, ^lass. lie and liis ralliei- both sei-\'ed in the Kevolu- 
tionary War, although Jolin was not then 17 years of age. 
She was his second wife, he ha\in<^- a family of five chil- 
dl'eii at Ihe lime. 'I'hey mo\'ed to ()raiii;c and went to k'ee|>- 
iu'^' liouse in what is now called the "Sylvester Davis" 
house and which is shown in cut. In 1815 they bought the 
farm of her father, Benjamin DextcM", and it was llieir 


home as long as they lived: there all their children were 
born. At the death of her Inisliand in 1846, the farm was 
willed to her yonngest son, Sylvester, upon condition that 
he support his motlier, and she continued to enjoy a home 
there until her death in 1865. She was a quiet, unassuming 
lady, and carried out the ideas of the "Sect of Friends," 
of which she was a member. The records of the old IMeth- 
odist class give her as a member in 1817. She i-eceived a 
pension from 1846 until her death, on account of the service 


lier husband gave during the Revolutionary War. Her hus- 
band was a man of more than ordinary standing in the com- 
munity in ^vhich he lived, and was called upon to administer 
the estates of deceased persons; was selectman of Orange, 
1785-86-87 and 1819-20-21. They had six children. Of the 
eleven children that John Davis had, all but one lived to 
old age, and all died in the same order in which they were 
born, which is a singular fact in so large a family. The 
yo^mgest and last child died but a few months ago. 

Eevolutionary Eecord of John" Davis (Vol. IV, page 50.5, Massachusetts 
Eevolntion). — John Davis of Eoyalston, Mass., in list of men mustered by 
Thomas JSTeTPhall, muster master for Worcester County, to serve at Ehode 
Island until Jan. 1, 1780; Capt. Woodbuiy's company. Col. Grout's regiment, 
mustered July 6, 1779; engaged for town of Eoyalston; also private Capt. 
Thomas Fisk 's company. Col. Nathan Tyler 's regiment, enlisted June 28, 
1779; service to Dec. 1, 1779; five months, three days at Ehode Island. Also 
same company and regiment pay-roll for December, 1779. Discharged Dec. 
17, 1779 ; service twenty-two days at Ehode Island. Also same company 
and regiment pay-roll for December, allowing one month and five days for 
service in Ehode Island. 

Will of John Davis (probated 29 April, 1846) : 

Sylvester Davis, Executor, bond $1500. 

1st. Left his wife all the personal property, valued at $152, and a com- 
fortable support as long as she remains a widow. If she marries, then she 
is to have $50 per year during her life. 

2nd. Loranna, wife of Aseph Merriam; Melinda, vdte of Joel Johnson; 
Mary, wife of Josiah Howe; Joanna, wife of Stephen Howard; Narcissa, 
wife of John Warden; Lucy Ann Barber (widow), and my sons Dexter, 
Norris and Daniel, have all had advancements paid them. 

.3rd. I give to my son, Sylvester Davis, all iny real estate, consisting of 
the home farm, etc., valued at $1250, provided he provide for the support 
of his mother. 

Six children : 

710" i Dexter' Davis, b. in Orange, 11 Nov., 1807 ; d. in Corning, N. Y., 

1857; m. Emily Holden, 27 Nov., 1828. 
711' ii Norris' Davis, b. in Orange, 17 Oct., 1810 ; d. in Corning, N. Y., 

1 July, 1872; m. (1) Lucy Ann Howard, 30 Oct., 1831; (2) 

:^rrs. Lucy Hill, 12 March, 1857. 
712''- iii Narcissa' Davis, b. in Orange, 30 Nov., 1812; d. in Worcestei', 

Mass., 14 Oct., 1891; m. John Warden, 1837. 


713* iv Daniel' Davis, b. in Orange, L*l Jan., ISKi; d. in Caton, N. Y., 

20 March, IDOO; ni. Kutli Bates, 1844. 

714* V Lncy Ann" Davis, b. in Oranjjo, 21 Dec, ISLS; d. in Worcester, 

Mass., 4 May, lUOO; m. Renel lUirber, 10 June, 1S40. 
715* vi Sylvester^ Davis, 1). in Orange, 8 Sept., 1822; d. in Orange, Mass., 

21 April, 1904; m. Katherine Johnson. 

Copy of the deed of land known as Sylvester Davis 
homestead : 

Benjamin Dexter of Richmond, N. H., Yeoman, to John Davis of Orange, 
Yeoman. Dated May 1, 1815. 

A tract of land situate and lying in Orange, Mass., lying in three 
pieces. The first piece bounded as follows, viz. : Beginning at the south- 
west corner of said tract on the east side of the road, which is the north- 
west corner of J. Lord's land; thence running easterly on the north line of 
said Lord's land, about 100 rods; thence north on the west line of P. Lord's 
land; thence easterly on the north line of P. Lord's land to the road; then 
northwesterly on said road to the bridge below Wheeler's Mills; thence 
westerly on the south line of said Wlieeler's land to Asa Lord's; thence 
westerly on the south line of said Lord's land to the first named road ; thence 
southerly on the east side of said road to the place of beginning. Said tract 
contains by estimation 100 acres. 

The second tract is a wood lot and bounded as follows, viz. : Beginning 
on the west side of the road at the northeast corner of Benjamin Dexter' s 
land; then running westerly by the south side of said Dexter' s land, 48 rods, 
to a heap of stones; thence southerly on the east line of B. Dexter' s land to 
the Hastings farm (so called) ; thence easterly on the north line of Hastings 
farm to road ; then northerly on said road to place of beginning. Said tract 
contains by estimation 50 acres. 

The third piece is meadow land, bounded on the north by Asa Lord's 
land; east by Benjamin Adams' land; south and west on David Legg's land, 
containing 8 acres. Benjamin Dexter. 

Witness: Nancy Perry. Joseph Metcalf, J. P. 

Recorded 3 June, 1822. 


Phebe^ Dexter, daughter of Benjamin^ [Samuel*, Benjamin^, 
William-, Thomas^] and Hannah [Stone] Dexter, was born 
11 Feb., 1780, and died 13 Oct., 1857. She married (1) 
Levi Thurston, 17 July, 1803. He was first to introduce the 
manufacture of scythes in Orange, in 1803. He died 30 May, 
1807. She married (2) Fordyce Ball, 1810. 


She had four children by first husband and six by second 
husband : 

716* i Phebe' Thurston, b. 20 April, 1804; cl. 1875; m. (1) Willard 

Walker; (2) Israel Lamb. 
717* ii Priseilla' Thurston, b. 20 April, 1804; cl.l884; m.Eichard French, 

23 Nov., 1824. 
718* iii Harriet' Thiu-ston, b. 11 Jan., 1806; d. 22 May, 1869; m. John 

Cheney, 26 Feb., 1826. 
719* iv Susan' Thurston, b. 5 Jan., 1808 ; ni. Ira Whitney, 1829. 
720* V Levi Thurston' Ball, b. 1811.- 
721* vi. Elijah' Ball, b. 1813. 
722* vii Hyderlah' Ball, b. 1815; d. 1873. • 
723* viii Joseph' Ball, b. 28 May, 1817; m. Esther Preble, 1821; (2) 

Cornelia M. Wiley, 1832. 
724* ix Joanna' Ball, b. 1820; m. Houghton Hall. 
725* X Lucinda Maria' Ball; was at school at Wilbraham and South 

Orange in 1841; worked in Boston in 1844; m. S. F. Somers. 


Betsey^ Dexter, daughter of Benjamin^ [SamueP, Benjamin^, 
"William^, Thomas^] and Hannah [Stone] Dexter, was born . 
6 July, 1782, and died 21 Dec, 1864. She married Zaccheus^ 
Wheeler in 1803. He was a wheelwright by trade, and was 
son of Zaccheus^and Silence (Leland) "Wheeler. ( See Wheeler 
family.) Betsey and Zaccheus both went to the Methodist 
class meeting in 1817, and for several years. She received 
from her father, by will, forty acres on north side of turn- 
pike road adjoining the homestead farm, one-third of a 
twenty-acre meadow and about 500 acres of land in Peru, 
Vt. . . 

. Seven children, born in Orange: 

726* i Wilson' Wheeler, b. 5 Oct., 1804; m. Catherine H. Warden. 
727* ii Betsey' Wheeler, b. 21 Jan., 1807; m. Simon Brown Poland. 
728* iii John Wesley' Wheeler, b. 5 Aug., 1811; m. Nancy Foster of 

729 iv Benjamin Dexter' Wheeler, b. 22 July, 1814; m. Eliza A. Allen, 

Cincinnati, Ohio. 

730 V Warren' Wheeler, b. 13 Aug., 1816; d. 10 March, 1821. 



731* vi Eliza Ann' Wheeler, b. 4 Oct., 1820; m. Samuel Morse. 

732* vii George Warren' Wheeler, b. 19 Oct., 1826; m. Miriam F. Tit- 
comb of Bangor, Me., September, 1853. She was born 5 Sept., 


George' Wheeler was born in England, came to this country and settled at 
Concord, Mass., before 1640. He died there in 1687. Descendants of 

eighth generation live on same place. He married Katharine ; 

they had eight children, four born in England: 

1. William^ Wheeler, b. in England; m. Hannah Bass, 30 Oct., 1659; 

d. 1683. 

2. Thomas^ Wheeler, b. in England; m. Hannah Harwood, 1657; d. 


3. Euth' Wheeler, b. in England; m. Samuel Hartwell, 1665; d. 1713. 


4. Elizabeth^ Wheeler, b. in England; m. Francis Fletcher, 1656; d. 


5. Hannah^ Wheeler ; no record. 

6. Sarah- Wheeler; b. in Concord, Mass., 1640; m. Francis Dudley, 

1665; d. 1713. 
*7. John= Wheeler, b. in Concord, Mass., 19 March, 1643; m. Sarah 
Larkin; d. 1713. 

8. Mary- Wheeler, b. in Concord, Mass., B Sept., 1645; m. Eliphalet 

Fox; d. 1678. 

John- Wheeler [George'] was born in Concord, Mass., 19 March, 1643, and 
died 27 Sept., 1713. He married Sarah Larkin. 

Nine children, born in Concord, Mass.; 

1. SamneP Wheeler, b. 6 July, 1664; m. Mary Hosmer. 

2. Sarah' Wheeler, b. ; m. John- Miriam. 

3. Edward^ Wheeler, b. 17 July, 1669 ; m. Sarah Miriam. 

4. Joanna' Wheeler, b. 21 Dec, 1671. 

5. Mary' Wheeler, b. 16 Sept., 1673 ; m. Jacob Wood. 

6. Lydia' Wheeler, b. 27 Oct., 1675; m. (1) Timothy Wheeler; (2) 

Nathaniel Stow. 

7. Esther' Wheeler, b. 1 Dec, 1678 ; m. Samuel Prescott. 
*8. Ebenezer' Wheeler, b. 3 June, 1682 ; m. Mary Minott. 

9. Thankful' Wheeler, b. 3 June, 1682; m. Jones Prescott. 

Ebenezer' Wheeler [John-, George^] was born 3 June, 1682. He married 
Mary Minott,  daughter of James and Rebecca (Wheeler) Minott, 26 
Dec, 1706. 

Six children, born in Concord, Mass.: 

1. Rebekah* Wheeler, b. 2 Sept., 1712. 

2. Mary^ Wheeler, b. 8 May, 1714. 

. *3. Ebenezer' ^Tieeler, b. 6 Jan., 1715-16. 

• 4. Timothy* ^Taeeler, b. 21 Feb., 1716-17. 

5. Sarah* Wheeler, b. 24 July, 1720. 

6. James* Wheeler, b. 7 April, 1722. 

Ebenezer* Wheeler [Ebenezer', John^, George'] was born 6 Jan., 1715-16, 
and died 24 Feb., 1801. He married (1) l^achel Wood of Upton, she 
dying 27 April, 1751; (2) Lois Corbet, who died 29 March, 1753; (3) 
Mrs. Priscilla Haywood, 5 Sept., 1753; she was born 27 Aug., 1726. 

He had eight children by first ATife, one by second wife and eight 
by third: 


1. Ebenezer" Wheeler, b. 13 April, 1741; d. young. 

2. Ebenezer' Wheeler, b. ; d. 24 Oct., 1759. 

3. Jonathan'' Wheeler, b. 2 April, 1743; m. (1) Anna Rand; (2) Mary 


4. EacheP Wheeler, b. 14 Jan., 1745; m. Timothy Winter. 
*5. Zaccheus' Wheeler, b. 30 Sept., 1749. 

6. Susanna' Wheeler, b. 4 Oct., 1746; d. young. 

7. Susanna"' Wheeler, b. ; m. John Thurston. 

8. Mary' Wheeler, b. 20 March, 1751. 

9. Nathan' WheelerT)). 6 April, 1752. 

10. Ephraini' Wheeler, b. 7 June, 1754; m. Hannah Goodell. • 

11. Priscilla' Wheeler, b. 1 June, 1755; m. Lewis Thurston. 

12. James' Wheeler, b. 22 Dec, 1756 ; m. Vashti Bigelow. 

13. Eebecca' Wheeler, b. 24 Aug., 1758; m. James Dexter. 

14. Sally' Wheeler, b. 5 Nov., 1760; m. Ithames Smith. 

15. Esther' Wheeler, b. 4 May, 1762. 

16. Ebenezer' Wheeler, b. 15 Oct., 1764; m. Susanna Euggles. 

17. Anna' Wheeler, b. 30 Aug., 1767; m. John C. Pratt. 

Zaccheus' Wheeler [Ebenezer^, Ebenezer', Johu=, George^] was born 30 
Sept., 1749. He married Silence Leland, daughter of Thomas Leland 
and granddaughter of James Leland of Grafton. She was born in 
Sutton in 1751, and died in Athol in 1829. They came to Athol in 
February, 1790, from Grafton, and settled on the north bank of Tully 
Brook near where Pine Dale is now situated. A log cabin was built 
for their home, a large tract of land was purchased, and a grist-mill 
was erected upon the bank of the brook. The children had to go to 
school through the forest, finding their way by means of blazes on the 

They had eleven children, eight born in Grafton and three in Athol: • 

1. Emerald'' Wheeler, b. 1773; m. Mary Lombard. Was a merchant 

in New York. 

2. Zaccheus** Wheeler, b. 1775 ; d. in Sutton, 1778. 

3. Thomas S." Wheeler, b. 1776; m. Martha Eice; d. in New Orleans, 


*4. Zaccheus" Wheeler, b. 1779; m. Betsey Dexter; d. in Orange, 1859. 

5. Silence" Wheeler, b. 1781; m. Jesse Snow; d. in Greenwich, 1803. 

6. Margaret* Wheeler, b. 1784; m. Ephraim Goodell; d. in Athol, 1803. 

7. Sina" Wheeler, b. 1786; m. Nathan Whitney, Pittsfield, Ohio. 

8. Eachel" Wheeler, b. 1788; m. Clement Bryant, Athol. 

9. Jonathan'' Wheeler, b. 1792; m. Hannah Davis, Athol. 

10. Mercy" Wheeler, b. 1795; d. 1813. 

11. Anna" Wheeler, b. 1797 ; m. Sullivan Eaymond of Eoyalston. 

(For Zaccheus" Wheeler and Betsey Dexter, see page 100.) 



Martha^ Dexter, daughter of Ephraim^ [Ephraim*, Benjamin^, 
William-, Thomas^] and Kesiah [Sober] Dexter, was born 
28 Sept., 1772, and died 29 Jan., 1852. She married Prince 
Snow in 1794. 

Fourteen children, born in Kochester, Mass. : 

7.33 i James' Snow, b. 19 Dec, 1794; d. 18 May, 1849; m. Hannah W. 

Sherman, 24 Sept., 1820. 

734 ii Nancy' Snow, b. 19 Dec, 1794; m. Nathan Boodry. 

735 iii Betsey' Snow, b. 15 May, 1796; m. Nathaniel Hiller. 

736 iv Prince' Snow, b. 30 Jan., 1798; m. Caroline Foster. 

737 V Luke' Snow, b. 5 Feb., 1799. 

738 vi Stephen' Snow, b. 9 March, 1801; d. 6 March, 1885; m. Eunice 


739 vii Harvey' Snow, b. 7 March, 1803; d. 8 May, 1868; m. Betsey 


740 viii Avery' Snow, b. 12 April, 1805; d. 30 July, 1880; never married. 

741 is Eaehel' Snow, b. 17 May, 1807; d. 27 Sept., 1836; m. Wyatt 


742 X Kesiah' Snow, b. 5 July, 1809; d. 17 Dec, 1903; m. Prince 


743 xi Martin' Snow, b. 8 April, 1811 ; d. 29 Oct., 1862 ; m. Ivory Snow. 

744 xii Dulcina' Snow, b. 1 March, 1813; d. 24 Jan., 1904; m. William 


745 xiii Jane' Snow, b. 9 Aug., 1815; m. William Hammond. 

746 xiv WiUiam' Snow, b. 7 April, 1821; d. 12 March, 1887; m. Eebecca 



Anna^ Dexter, daughter of Ephraim^ [Ephraim*, Benjamin^, 
William-, Thomas^] and Kesiah [Sober] Dexter, was born 
6 Jan., 1774, and died 8 Aug., 1860. She married Captain 
James Snow, 20 Dec, 1795. 

Six children, born in Rochester, Mass. : 

747 i Levi' Snow, b. 23 May, 1799; d. 9 June, 1880; m. Mary Meiggs, 

19 Aug., 1824. 

748 li Dennis' Snow, b. 5 Aug., 1801; d. 15 April, 1841. 


749 iii Martin' Snow, b. 1 Aug., 1803; d. 2G Aug., 1883. 

750 iv Julian' Snow, b. 23 April, 1806; d. 2 Nov., 1864; m. John 


751 V Adaline' Snow, b. 22 July, 1809; d. 23 Feb., 1873; m. Ezra 


752 vi James' Winslow, b. 4 Sept., 1813; d. 1836; lost at sea. 


Kesiah^ Dexter, (laughter of Ephraim^ [Ephraim^ Benjanlin^ 
William-, Thomas^] and Kesiah [Sober] Dexter, was born 
5 Oct., 1775, and died 2 Jan., 1835. She married Ebenezer 
Holmes in 1805. 

Six children : 

753 i Alice' Holmes, b. 20 June, 1806; d. 1 March, 1888; m. Zoath 


754 ii Mary' Holmes, b. 20 June, 1808. 

755 iii Kesiah' Holmes, b. 9 Jan., 1810; m. Loring Dexter, 29 Nov., 


756 iv Hannah' Holmes, b. 13 April, 1812; d. 29 July, 1893; m. Larnet 


757 V Ebenezer' Holmes, b. 17 Jan., 1816. 

758 vi Susan H.' Holmes, b. 20 May, 1822; d. 15 July, 1889; m. Geo. 

H. Kelley. 


Luke« Dexter, son of Ephraim^ [Ephraim*, Benjamin', William^, 
Thomas^] and Kesiah [Sober] Dexter, was born 16 Nov., 
1777, and died 9 Nov., 1856. He married Joanna Pierce, 
September, 1802. He was a caulker by trade, also a farmer, 
and lived on part of the old Benjamin Dexter farm and in 
the house that stood on the spot where the first Dexter 
house was built in Eochester. 

Seven children, born in Rochester, Mass. : 

759* i Loring' Dexter, b. 1 April, 1804; d. 5 Oct., 1882; m. (1) Keziah 
Holmes, 29 Nov., 1827; (2) Achsah Dexter, 28 Sept., 1836. 

760* ii Gilmore' Dexter, b. 7 Aug., 1807; d. 13 April, 1877; m. Lucy A. 


761 iii William' Dexter, b. 2 Oct., 1809 ; d. 13 Aug., 1850 ; m. Emily M. 

Preble, 28 June, 1849. 

762 iv FlorUla P.' Dexter, b. 3 Nov., 1805; d. 24 April, 1877; m. 

Luther Bowman. 
768 V Sophrona P.' Dexter, b. 9 May, 1813; d. 1833; m. William 

Delano, 1832. 
764* vi Christina' Dexter, b. 27 March, 1815; d. 8 Feb., 1900; m. Seth 

Cowan, 16 Feb., 1834. 
765* vii Lorenzo D.' Dexter, b. 17 Nov., 1818; d. 16 June^ 1853; m. 

Lurana Braley, 4 Aug., 1846. 


This house was erected previons to 1800, and stands upon the 
probable site of the first house erected by William Dexter about 
1679, it being- in about the centre of the tract of land owned by 
him. This farm was about three-fourths of a mile square, having 
a brook running through it, upon the bank of which in olden 
times stood a saw-mill and a grist-mill, which were run by the 

There are now three houses built by Dexters standing within 
the borders of this original tract, all of them over a hundred 
years old and all occupied for the most of the time by Dexters. 




Ephraim" Dexter, son of Ephraim^ [Ephraim^ Benjamin^, Wil- 
liam^, Thomas\] and Kesiah [Sober] Dexter, was born 28 
April, 1779, and died 27 June, 1862. He married (1) 
Achsah Snow, 14 Sept, 1802; (2) Kachel Snow, 27 April, 
1806. He was a cooper by trade, and during the last of his 
life he owned and occupied half of the house that stood upon 
the site of the original Dexter homestead, the other half 
being owmed by his brother Luke. 


One child by first wife and eight by second, all born in 
Falmouth, Mass. : 

766 i Thomas' Dexter, b. 14 Aug., 1803; cl. 16 Sept., 1824; no family. 

767 ii Achsah' Dexter, b. 19 June, 1807; d. 8 Aug., 1884; m. Loring 

Dexter, 28 Sept., 1836. 

768 iii Hannah S.' Dexter, b. 16 July, 1809 ; d. 25 Aug., 1891 ; m. John 

Dexter, 2d, 12 March, 1839. 
769* iv Leonard S.' Dexter, b. 26 Jan., 1811; d. 18 May, 1853. 










Calvin' Dexter, b. 9 Nov., 1812 ; d. 25 March, 1867. 

Sumner' Dexter, b. 23 June, 1815; d. 9 Sept., 1899; m. Emily 

(Preble) Dexter. One child, Maria L. Dexter, b. 1861; d. 

1874. Kemoved to Marion, and was a painter by trade. 
Harriet' Dexter, b. 13 Dec, 1817; d. 6 April, 1901; m. (1) 

Daniel Kendrick, 9 July, 1839; (2) William A. Barlow, 27 

April, 1884. 
Lewis' Dexter, b. 16 Oct., 1820; m. Martha Eobbins. 
774* ix Ainsworth' Dexter, b. 27 Jan., 1823; m. Phebe C. CoflBn, 15 

June, 1847. 


Gideon^ Dexter, son of Ephraiin^ [Epliraim*, Benjamin^, Wil- 
liam^, Thomas^] and Kesiah [Sober] Dexter, was born 7 
April, 1781, and died 31 Jan., 1827. He married Mary 
Dexter, 15 Oct., 1804. He was a caulker by trade. At his 
death his wife had her thirds of the estate set off by court, 
2 Nov., 1831. 

From a clipping from a New Bedford paper of 1827 : 

On January 31, 1827, the sloop Betsey of Wareham came into Mat- 
tapoisett Harbor and hauled in as near the shore as was practicable on 
account of the ice; soon after she was seen to be drifting toward the bay 
and several persons from the shore went to her assistance. About 7 o'clock 
in the evening they lost the small skiff overboard and Mr. Gideon Dexter 
and Mr. Caleb Dexter, Jr., of Mattapoisett, took a boat and went to 
recover the skiff. The wind being strong at north and the weather extremely 
cold, they were unable to return to the sloop, which was run ashore, and the 
persons on board landed with difficulty, wet and much exhausted. The next 
morning, the men and boats not having returned, search was made and the 
skiff was fovmd on Goat Island, about half a mile distant, and the body of 
Caleb Dexter was found lying on the marsh frozen. The other boat drifted 
out of the bay and was picked up near East Chop, off Holmes Hole, with the 
body of Gideon Dexter, which was also frozen. His hands were much 
lacerated and the oar battered to pieces, from which it appears he exerted 
himself to return until exhausted. Mr. Gideon Dexter was 46 years old, and 
left wife and nine children. Mr. Caleb Dexter, Jr., was 34 years of age, and 
left a wife and an aged father and mother to lament their loss. 

Nine children, born in Rochester, Mass. : 

775* i Warren' Dexter, b. 30 Oct., 1805; d. 11 Feb., 1880. 
776* ii Samuel' Dexter, b. 16 Nov., 1807; d. 6 Sept., 1885. 


777* iii Lurana' Dexter, b. 3 Sept., 1809; d. 25 June, 1891; m. Ivory 

Snow, 26 July, 1829. 

778* iv Ephraim' Dexter, b. 1 Oct., 1811; d. 10 Sept., 1893. 

779* V Calvin' Dexter, b. 25 Sept., 1813 ; d. 2 May, 1886. 

780* vi John' Dexter, b. 13 Feb., 1816 ; d. 26 July, 1880. 

781* vii Gideon' Dexter, b. 24 May, 1818; d. 24 Oct., 1883. 

782 viii Joseph' Dexter, b. 20 Feb., 1820; d. 28 March, 1875; m. Eliza- 

beth L. Hiller, 19 Nov., 1854. 
Went two voyages whaling in early life; was house carpenter by 
trade, and later in life farmed it and also teamed. 

783 ix Eufus' Dexter, b. 19 May, 1823; d. 5 Oct., 1853. 

Made one voyage whaling, and died in Taunton Asylum. 


Thomas'^ Dexter, son of Ephraim^ [Epliraim*, Benjamin^, Wil- 
liam^, Thomas^] and Kesiah [Sober] Dexter, was born 9 
March, 1783, and died 22 Feb., 1871. He married (1) Han- 
nah Lnce, 15 Nov., 1814; (2) Lydia C. Swift, 18 March, 
1850. He was a caulker and worked at the business many 
years. He died at Mattapoisett. 

Eight children, born in Rochester: 

784 i Albert G.' Dexter, b. 1 Sept., 1823; d. 24 Oct., 1899; single. 
785* ii Thomas' Dexter, b. 7 April, 1826; m. (1) Mary Lucy, 1859; 

(2) Amy Lucy, 1874. 
786 iii Jane' Dexter, b. 25 April, 1820; d. Oct., 1851; m. Gideon 

787* iv Benjamin F.' Dexter, b. 30 Jan., 1828. 
788* V Alexander' Dexter, b. 12 May, 1831. 
789* vi Jason L.' Dexter, b. 17 June, 1835. 

790 vii Hannah S.' Dexter, b. 24 July, 1833 ; d. 30 March, 1835. 
791* viii Henry A.' Dexter, b. 7 Oct., 1840; d. 19 May, 1894. 


Jane'^ Dexter, daughter of Ephraim^ [Ephraim*, Benjamin^, 
William^, Thomas^] and Kesiah [Sober] Dexter, was born 
in 1785, and died 21 Nov., 1875. She married James 
Cathell, 10 June, 1810. 


Eleven eliildren, born in Rochester, Mass. : 

Henry Nelson' CatheU, b. 27 Dec, 1811; d. 23 Sept., 1814. 
Jane Tobey' CatheU, b. 27 Dec, 1811; d. 4 Oct., 1812. 
Caleb Strong' CatheU, b. 3 Feb., 1813; d. 31 March, 1813. 
Sally' CatheU, b. 25 May, 1814. 
Betsey' CatheU, b. 17 Jan., 1816; d. 14 Oct., 1817. 
Jane' ■CatheU, b. 23 March, 1817. 
Susan S.' CatheU, b. 2 Aug., 1819. 
Hannah D.' CatheU, b. 31 May, 1822. 
ix Betsey W.' CatheU, b. 2 Dec, 1824. 
Fanny W.' CatheU, b. 3 AprU, 1826. 
Phebe B.' CatheU, b. 27 March, 1830. 

























Alden^ Dexter, son of Eplii'aim^ [Ephraim^, Benjamin', Wil- 
liam-, Thomas'] and Kesiah [Sober] Dexter, was born 4 
July, 1788, and died 8 Oct., 1869. He married (1) Lucy 
Barrows, 1810; (2) Polly Crowell, 19 Sept., 1862. He was 
a caulker and in later years was a farmer. 


Twelve children, born in Rochester: 

803* i Freeman^ Dexter, b. 1 Aug., 1812; d. 23 Sept., 1864. 

804* ii Stillman' Dexter, b. 11 Dec, 1813; d. 10 Sept., 1847. 

805* iii Henry N' Dexter, b. 5 Aug., 1815; d. 15 March, 1856; m. 

Cynthia Nye, 5 July, 1839. 
806 iv Lucy Alden' Dexter, b. 24 April, 1817; d. 8 Aug., 1817. 
807* V Sarah A.' Dexter, b. 22 Jan., 1818; d. 20 Dec, 1855; m. (1) 

William Bates; (2) Joseph Candids. 
808* vi Eliza A.' Dexter, b. 3 Dec, 1822; d. 30 Xov., 1878; m. Eussell 

809* vii Weston A.' Dexter, b. 1 Nov., 1824; d. 8 July, 1897; m. Mary 

E. Kelley, 1 Sept., 1860. 

810 viii Lucy' Dexter, b. 1 Kov., 1826; d. 1 Oct., 1831. 

811 ix Alpheus' Dexter, b. 25 Feb., 1827; d. 23 April, 1828. 

812 X George' Dexter, b. 1 July, 1829; d. 23 Sept., 1830. 

813* xi Emma A.' Dexter, b. 25 July, 1832; ni. Daniel Payne, 15 Oct., 

814 xii Clara H.' Dexter, b. 17 June, 1835; m. Caleb Dexter, 9 May, 



Polly^ Dexter, daughter of Ephraim'' [Ephraim*, Benjamin', 
William", Thomas^] and Kesiah [Sober] Dexter, was born 
25 Feb., 1790, and died 12 ^March, 1874. She married 
Larnet Hall, 1 May, 1811. 

Seven children, born in Rochester, ]\Iass. : 

815 i Martin' Hall, b. 14 Aug., 1812; d. 3 Oct., 1891; m. Arethusa 


816 ii Larnet' Hall, b. 27 Feb., 1814; d. 27 Sept., 1884; m. Hannah 


817 iii Eveline' Hall, b. 1 Oct., 1815 ; d. 5 Nov., 1815. 

818 iv Arethusa' Hall, b. 7 Feb., 1816; d. 12 Jan., 1817, 

819 V Mary' Hall, b. 15 March, 1818. 

820 vi Charles' Hall, b. 7 Nov., 1817; d. 3 Feb., 1883; m. Lidora C. 

Cowan, 4 Oct., 1856. 

821 vii Amaline' Hall, b. 25 July, 1824. 



Rebekah" Dexter, daughter" of Caleb^ [Ephraim^, Benjamin^, 
William^, Thomas^] and Hannah [Hatch] Dexter, was born 
9 July, 1790, and died 29 Aug., 1867. She married Stephen 
Nye in 1808. 

Eight children : 

822 i William W.' Nye, b. 22 May, 1810; m. (1) Sarah Wyett; (2) 

Belinda' Dunbar. 

823 ii Stephen' Nye, Jr., b. 12 Feb., 1812; m. Mercy EounsveH. 

824 iii EebekaF Nye, b. 15 Oct., 1815. 

825 iv Mary A.' Nye, b. 18 Oct., 1817; m. Elias Merithew. 

826 V Cynthia' Nye, b. 12 March, 1821; d. 24 June, 1897; m. (1) 

• Henry N. Dexter, 5 July, 1839; (2) Gideon Dexter, 12 Dec, 

827 vi Louisa' Nye, b. 22 June, 1823; m. Charles Eandall. 

828 vii Henry G.' Nye, b. 21 July, 1826. 

829 viii Henry W.' Nye, b. 16 July, 1831. 


Caleb^ Dexter, son of Caleb^ [Ephraim^, Benjamin^, William^, 
Thomas^] and Hannah [Hatch] Dexter, was born 23 Jan., 
1794, and died 30 Jan., 1827. He married Lydia Hiller, 19 
June, 1821. He was frozen to death while out in an open 
boat during a storm, 30 Jan., 1827. 

One child : 

830^ i Caleb' Dexter, b. in Eochester, 12 May, 1827; m. Clara H. 
Dexter, 9 May, 1853. 


David'^ Dexter, son of Seth' [Seth*, Benjamin^ William', 
Thomas'] and Deborah [Haskall] Dexter, was born 17 May, 
1770, and died 29 June, 1838. He married Mary Pitkins of 
East Hartford, 22 Dec, 179G. She was born 30 Jan., 1769, 
and died 25 Nov., 1848. They resided at Amherst, Mass. 



Eight cliildrcn: 





i James Pitkin" Dexter, I). 8 Sept., I7l»7. 
ii David'' Dextrr, h. !."> April, I7'.)il. 

iii Mary" Dexter, b. 17 Oct., 18()(); m. Hali>li Clapp, 1828. 
iv Abi^'ail Church" Dexter, h. 2") April, 1802; d. Aug., 18():'.; in. 
Erastus Clark of Granby, Conn., 12 April, 18.V). 

V Horace' Dexter, 1). 2!l Dec, 180:!; d. LSO:'.; ni. — . 

vi Lucretia" Dexter, b. lo June, 180.'); d. 2()Aug., 1874; ni. William 

Clark of South Hadley, Mass., ') Jan., 184:>. 
vii Edward" Dexter, b. 18 Feb., 1807. 
viii William" Dexter, b. i:! Sept., 1800. 



Seth*' Dexter, son of 8eth' [Setli', Benjamin', Willianr, 
Thomas'] and Deborah [Haskall] Dexter, was born 22 Dee., 
1776, and died 31 March, 1841. He married Sylvia Gaylord 
5 May, 1808. She was daughter of Eleazer and Elizabeth 
Gaylord of Pinenieadow, and l)<)i*n S Sept., 1787. 


Two children: 

839* i Harriet Qlark^ Dexter, b. Windsor Locks, Conn., 5 April, 1809; 

d. 26 Feb., 1846; m. Edwin A. Douglas, 6 Feb., 1834. 
840* ii Charles Haskall' Dexter, b. AVindsor Locks, Conn., 19 Sept., 

1810; d. 29 Aug., 1869; m. Lydia Pierson, 19 Sept., 1838. 


William'' Dexter, son of Seth' [Seth^ Benjamin^ William', 
Thomas^] and Deborah [Haskall] Dexter, was born 28 Feb., 
1786, at Windsor Locks, Conn., and died in 1841. He 
married Sally Mallory of Winsted, Conn. They removed to 

Six children: 


i Sarah Ann' Dexter. 


ii William '^ Dexter. 


iii Elizabeth' Dexter. 


iv Harriet' Dexter. 


V Salome' Dexter. 


vi John' Dexter. 


Prince« Dexter, son of Elijah' [Seth', Benjamin', William', 
Thomas^] and Martha [Clark] Dexter, was born 19 Jan., 
1782, and 2 Dec, 1813. He married Arlothea Savery, 15 
May, 1806. 

Four children, born in Rochester: 

847 i Urial Sherman' Dexter, b. 31 Aug., 1807; d. 26 Nov., 1808. 
848* . ii Mary Hynkley' Dexter, b. 2 April, 1809; d. 31 May, 1842; m. 

William C. Haskell, 10 Dec, 1828. 
849* iii John Gibbs' Dexter, b. 11 March, 1811; d. 3 Jan., 1834; m. 

Eleanor F. Richardson, 5 April, 1831. 
850 iv Sarah' Dexter, b. 3 March, 1813; d. 11 Jan., 1885; m. Albert 

Allen, 14 April, 1836. 


Elijah'^ Dexter, son of Elijah' [Seth^ Benjamin', William', 
Thomas^] and Martha [Clark] Dexter, was born 1 Sept., 


178G, and died 10 Oct., 1851. lie inarried (1) Clarissa 
Crocker, 28 March, 1809; (2) Mary Morton, 3 Dec, 1812; 
(8) Lydia Thompson, 28 May, 1824. 

One child by lirst wife and four by second: 

851 i Elijah C.  Dexter, b. 9 Sept., 1810. 

852 ii Nathaniel M." Dexter, b. 28 Sept., 1814; d. 18 Sept., I8;58. 

853 iii p:iijah' Dexter, b. ;'.l Aug., 1816; d. 1 Sept., 1816. 

854 iv David B." Dexter, b. 18 Oct., 1817; d. 18 Oct., 1817. 

855* V Henry M." Dexter, b. i:*. Aiifr., 1S2] ; d. i:', Nov., 1890; m. 
Emeline Palmer, 19 Nov. , 1844. 


Seth« Dexter, son of Elijah' [Seth\ Benjamin', William', 
Thomas^] and Martha [Clark] Dexter, was born 26 March, 
1793, and died 16 Sept., 1832. He married Arlothea 
[Savery] Dexter, 5 March, 1817. 

Three children, born in Rochester, Mass.: 

856 i Prince ''^ Dexter, b. 28 Jan., 1818; unmarried. 

857 ii Martha C Dexter, b. 11 Jan., 1822. 

858 iii Sophia E. ' Dexter, b. 4 March, 1828. 


Samuel B.^ Dexter, son of Elizabeth^ [Seth^ Jabez^ Philip^, 

William^ Thomas^] and Dexter, was born in 1796, and 

died 30 Sept., 1860. He married Abby Blackmore. He was 
brought up on a farm and followed the occupation of farm- 
ing all his life. His home was at Mattapoisett, Mass. 

Five children, born in Rochester: 

859 i Joseph B.^ Dexter, b. 27 Nov., 1820; d. 1854; m. Elizabeth Per- 

rington, 1 Jan., 1854. 

860 ii William B.» Dexter, b. 18 Aug., 1822; d. 1 Oct., 1865. 

861 iii Lydia^ Dexter, b. 20 Feb., 1824; d. 21 April, 1873; m. Albert 

Sherman, 1 June, 1865. 
862* iv Stephen^ Dexter, b. 10 Aug., 1826; d. 1865; m. Eliza A. Nick- 

863 V Betsey K.^ Dexter, b. 23 April, 1830 ; d. 13 March, 1865. 



Elizabeth' Dexter, daughter of Elislia^ [Seth^ Jabez*, Philip^, 
William-, Thomas^] and Eunice [Bowles] Dexter, was born 
29 March, 1793, and died November, 1865. She married 
Thomas C. Ames, 2 Aug., 1812. 

Six children, born at Rochester, Mass. : 

864 i Thomas C.'' Ames, Jr., b. 29 April, 1813; d. 22 Jan., 1835; not 


865 ii Mary T.-" Ames, b. 20 May, 1815; d. 31 March, 1888; m. Caleb 

T. Jenney, 25 Nov., 1832. 

866 iii Jane L.^ Ames, b. 7 Feb., 1819; d. 23 April, 1899; m. Stephen A. 

Tripp, 20 Oct., 1840. 

867 iv Elizabeth H.^ Ames, b. 7 Aug., 1822 ; d. 22 May, 1832. . 

868 V Daniel H.* Ames, b. 10 May, 1824; d. 2 May, 1872; m. Lydia 


869 vi Loring T.** Ames, b. 11 Feb., 1834; not married. 


Elisha^ Dexter, son of ElishaS [Seth% Jabez^, Philip', William^ 
Thomas^] and Eunice [Bowles] Dexter, was born 4 Feb., 
1797, and died 17 Jan., 1890. He married Sarah Mendall. 
He was a mill owner at Mattapoisett ; his business was 
getting out boxboards for New York and Philadelphia 

Ten children : 

870* i Mary A. E.« Dexter, b. 8 Feb., 1824; m. Nathaniel Parker, 26 
Oct., 1842. 

871 ii Lydia' Dexter, b. 26 Oct., 1825. 

872 iii Martha M.' Dexter, b. 23 Sept., 1828; m. Nathan Smith, 15 

Oct., 1861. 

873 iv Charles Frederick' Dexter, b. 2 Feb., 1831; m. Mary Morton, 

24 Oct., 1862. 
874* V Elisha L.« Dexter, b. 22 March, 1834; d. 4 Feb., 1876; m. Harriet 

W. LeBaron, 4 Sept., 1866. 
875* vi Albert M.* Dexter, b. 12 Aug., 1837; d. 25 July, 1899; m. Annie 

E. Hathaway, 24 Oct., 1871. 
876* vii George H.** Dexter, b. 29 March, 1840; m. Mary F. Wood, 24 

Oct., 1871. 


877 viii Myra Jane*" Doxtcr, b. l'4 Feb., 1842. 

878 ix Sarah W.** Dexter, b. 1 Nov., 1844; d. 26 July, 1845. 

879 X Sarah S." Dexter, b. 14 May, 1848; m. Daniel W. Nash, 28 Nov., 



Harvey" Dexter, son of Elisha*' [Seth% Jabez", Philip^ William^, 
Thomas^] and Eunice [Bowles] Dexter, was born 3 Dec, 
1801, and died 4 Jan., 1856. He married (1) Lydia Chan- 
dler; (2) Hnldah Randall, April, 1848. 

Six children; five by first wife: 

880* i Ezra H.^ Dexter, b. in Eochester, 20 March, 1826; m. Sarah Men- 
dall, 23 Dec, 1849. 

881 ii C. Henry^ Dexter, b. 8 June, 1828; was murdered in California 

in 1852. 

882 iii John C* Dexter, b. 1 March, 1832; d. 21 Sept., 1902; m. (1) 

Anna Pearce, 2 Jan., 1852; (2) Martha J. Hocking, Dec, 1864. 
883* iv Andrew' Dexter, b. 27 Aug., 1834; m. Elizabeth A. Moseby, 16 
May, 1867. 

884 v Frances E.' Dexter, b. 28 Jan., 1837; d. in Navy, 29 April, 1863. 

By second wife : 

885 vi William K." Dexter, b. 24 Feb., 1850. 


Alden^ Dexter, son of Elisha« [Seth^ Jabez^ Philip^ William^, 
Thomas^] and Eunice [Bowles] Dexter, w^as born 2 July, 
1804, and died 14 INIay, 1841. He married ^Merinda Frost. 

Six children, born in Watertown, Mass. : 

886 i Alden^ Dexter, b. 5 June, 1829 ; d. 8 Oct., 1849. 

887 ii George* Dexter, b. 12 Nov., 1830 ; no family. 

888 iii Benjamin' Dexter, b. 3 Oct., 1832; m. Serena T. Norton, 14 

Nov., 1870. 
889* iv Eunice' Dexter, b. 26 Oct., 1835; m. (1) Abram Tinkham; (2) 
Charles Dillingham, 1882. 


890* V Joseph' Dexter, b. 10 Dec, 1837; d. 9 Dec, 1886; m. Sophia 
H. Tinkham, 27 June, 1867. 

891 vi Thomas D.* Dexter, b. 23 Jan., 1842; m. Emma F. Kelley, 2 
Julv, 1868. Was in carriage painting business in New Bedford 
many years; afterwards moved to Mattapoisett, where he 
continued in same business.- Was selectman. One daughter, 
Emma L.' Dexter, b. 29 April, 1870. 


John'' Dexter, son of Charles'' [John% John^ John^, William^, 
Thomas^] and Hannah [Snow] Dexter, was born 29 Jan., 
1810, and died 8 Sept., 1884. He married Mary S. Rogers, 
18 Nov., 1833. 

Three children : 

892* i Moores E.» Dexter, b. 20 July, 183.5; d. 9 Jan., 1866; m. Mary 
A. Purington, 27 Nov., 1856. 

893 ii Elizabeth' Dexter, b. 5 Sept., 1837; m. Orsamus Winston, 27 

Nov., 1856. 

894 iii Mary J.' Dexter, b. 4 Jan., 1848; m. Herbert D. Colson, 7 Dec, 



James WJ Dexter, son of Charles^ [John^, John^, John^, Wil- 
liam^, Thomas^] and Hannah [Snow] Dexter, was born 21 
Nov., 1814, and died 7 May, 1890. He married (1) Abigail 
Cannon, 6 June, 1835; (2) Mary J. Burbank, 1 Jan., 1870. 

Five children : 

895 1 William A.' Dexter, b. in Eochester, 12 Jan., 1837; d. 4 Aug., 

896* ii Charles' Dexter, b. in Eochester, 19 Nov., 1837; d. 27 Dec, 1876; 

m. Lydia A. Edwards, 10 Nov., 1864. 
897* iii James A.» Dexter, b. 13 Aug., 1841 ; m. Flavilla Lake. 
8.98 iv William C Dexter, b. 17 Jan., 1846. 
899 V Martha C Dexter, b. 7 Jan., 1848; d. 10 June, 1849. 



Chester BJ Dexter, son of Charles^ [David^ John'', John^ Wil- 
liam^, Thomas^] and Lucinda [Bascom] Dexter, was born 
14 Sept., 1816, and died 20 July, 1900. He married (1) 
Sally White, Sept., 1842 ; (2) Irene H. Dexter, 26 Nov., 1860. 

Nine children, bom at Wardsboro, Vt., and Troy, N. Y. : 

900 i Ellen L.« Dexter, b. 10 Oct., 1843; d. 10 July, 1885; m. Maurice 


901 ii Edwin C Dexter, b. 20 March, 1845. 

902 iii Lucius T.' Dexter, b. 14 Nov., 1847; d. 15 April, 1868. 

903 iv Katie* Dexter. 

904 V Katie S.« Dexter, b. 4 Oct., 1850; d. 19—. 

905 vi Moses C.^ Dexter, b. 7 April, 1854. 

906* vii Silas B.' Dexter, b. 14 Feb., 1857; d. 1890; m. Sadie Bennett, 
23 March. 

907 viii Walter W.* Dexter, b. 20 May, 1861. 

908 ix Alice M.« Dexter, b. 22 Nov., 1867 ; m. Charles F. Cluett. 


Avery J.'^ Dexter, son of Charles^ [David% John*, John^, Wil- 
liam^, Thomas^] and Lucinda [Bascom] Dexter, was born 
27 April, 1818, at Wardsboro, Vt. In early life he resided 
for a few years at Dover, and for a short time with his 
brother in Albany, but with these exceptions he has always 
made his home at Wardsboro. He was of a retiring dispo- 
sition, always avoiding notoriety, yet his kindly sympathies 
and his magnetic presence attracted all classes toward him, 
and his intuitive judgment, seldom wrong, caused his advice 
and counsel to be extensively sought. He was not ambi- 
tious. That he came to be the leading man in the affairs 
of the town was something that he could not well avoid; it 
came to him naturally. For the last thirty years of his 
life he could have been elected to any office in the gift of 
the town that he would accept. He was a justice of the peace 
for thirty-nine years; one of the Selectmen for twenty- 
two years, and town clerk for thirty years. He repre- 



sented the town in the Legislature in 1858, 1859, 1864, 
1865, 1878, 1886. In his official business he was unflinching 
in maintaining what he deemed to be right, which he did in 
such a manner and with such skill in the use of words that 
even the adverse party was generally satisfied. 

He married 22 March, 1841, Mary D. White. He died 
at Wardsboro, Vt., 18 April, 1893. 


Nine childi'en, born in Wardsboro 










Ambrose Avciy* Dexter, b. 2 Feb., 1842 ; d. 10 June, 1851. 
Chai-les Delivan* Dexter, b. 22 Nov., 1843 ; m. Eosa L. Knowlton, 

25 Dec, 1870. 
Gertrude Isabella^ Dexter, b. 26 July,. 1845; m. Marshall O. 

Howe, 15 Aug., 1866, 
Frederic Hoiner^ Dexter, b. 5 Aug., 1847. 
Ozro Lafayette" Dexter, b. 20 July, 1850 ; d. 4 Sept., 1852. 
Mary Ambrosia' Dexter, b. 1 Sept., 1853; m. -Brownson Mat- 

tison, 19 March, 1873. 




915 vii Lizzie Lina** Dexter, b. 20 Feb., 18.57 ; d. 7 Oct., 1862. 

916* Yiii Luna Jennie' Dexter, b. 28 March, 1860; m. David Smith, 19 

June, 1880. 
917 ix Effie Etta' Dexter, b. 10 May, 1864. 


Charles^ Dexter, Jr., son of Charles'' [David% John^ John^, 
William^ Thomas^] and Lucinda [Bascom] Dexter, was 
born 9 June, 1824. He married Philraa Chapin, 30 June, 

Five children : 

918 i Charles E.' Dexter, b. 1851; died. 

919 ii Charles E.' Dexter, b. 19 July, 1853; died. 

920 iii Laura' Dexter, b. 16 April, 1856; m. Abitha Davidson. 

921 iv Eugene Avery' Dexter, b. 19 Oct., 1860. 

922 V Chester Bascom' Dexter, b. 23 May, 1865; m. Ella Wheeler, 22 

Jan., 1889. 



UriaF Dexter, son of Nathan^ [Davids Jolin*, John', William^, 
Thomas^'] and S. [Park] Dexter, was bom 29 March, 
1811, and died 25 Dec, 1867. He married Lncinda Dix, 
7 Oct., 1836. 


i Andrew J.^ Dexter, b. 19 May, 1839 ; d. 26 July, 1886. 

ii John Henrys Dexter, b. 17 Oct., 1845; d. 15 Aug., 1847. 

iii Melvin Adam« Dexter, b. 26 Aug., 1852; d. 10 Oct., 1882. 

iv Jolin Henry* Dexter, b. 26 .June, 1849; d. 18 Aug., 1889. 

V Adin UriaP Dexter, b. 9 March, 1843; d. 4 Oct., 1864. 


James R.'' Dexter, son of Nathan^ [David% John^, John^, Wil- 
liam^, Thomas^] and S. [Park] Dexter, was born 6 Sept., 
1817. He married Dorothea Blakie^. 

Children : 

i Mary*- Dexter, 
ii Warren P.* Dexter. 

438C ' 

Melvin A.^ Dexter, son of Nathan^ [David^ John^ John^, Wil- 
liam^, Thomas^] and S. [Park] Dexter, was born 14 March, 
1820, and died 28 Jan., 1851. He married Mary Qninn. 

Children : 

i Jennie* Dexter, b. 7 Dec, 1844; m. Arthur Egge. 
ii George* Dexter, b. 26 Dec, 1848. 

iii Kate* Dexter, b. 24 Oct., 1846; m. George W. Shelmirn, 26 
Nov., 1871. 


John SJ Dexter, son of John« [David% John*, John^, William^, 
Thomas^] and Deborah F. [Marsh] Dexter, was born 3 


May, 1821, and died at Chicopee, Mass., 3 May, 1903. He 
married (1) Abigail A. Eames, 24 March, 1842; (2) Julia 
A. Eames, 15 April, 1846; (3) Mrs. Betsey (Eames) Bates, 

19 Jan., 1882. 


Children : 

923 i Abbie.A.' Dexter, b. in Dover, Vt., 18 Oct., 1846; d. 10 Aug., 


924 ii Clara M." Dexter, b. 17 July, 1848: d. 22 June, 1878; m. William 

P. Walsh, June, 1871. 

925 iii Fayette M.' Dexter, b. 3 Dec, 1849 ; d. 14 Aug., 1850. 

926* iv George S.* Dexter, b. in Newfane, Vt., 7 July, 1851; m. Mary 
Hyde, 13 May, 1883. 

927 V John A.' Dexter, b. 30 June, 1853 ; d. 10 Jan., 1855. 

928 vi Lizzie A.* Dexter, b. in Dover, Vt., 11 June, 1855;- d. 3 May, 

1879; m. Edwin McCrillis, May, 1878. 


Daniel Gilbert^ Dexter, son of David*' [David^ John"*, John^ 
William^, Thomas^] and Chloe [Hazelton] Dexter, was 
born in Dover, Vt., 29 March, 1833. He spent his early 
life on his 'father's farm, and was educated in the common 
schools of his town and in the Brattleboro, Vt., Academy, 
where he was preparing for colleoe. He did not enter col- 
lege, however, but turned his attention to mercantile pur- 
suits in his native town and became a partner before he 
was of age. 

He married, 6 Feb., 1856, Miss Ellen Simonds. She was 
born in Peru, Vt., 5 Sept., 1832. After some years they 
moved to Cambridge, Mass., and he became financial 
partner in a large wholesale boot and shoe business in 
Boston. This firm was successful and he retired with a 
fair fortune. 

He was founder of the Cambridge Tribune, which was a 
success from the start. The Tribune Company occupied a 
three-story building for printing opposite Harvard Col- 
lege Library. This business he sold out in 1885, and 
moved to Los Angeles, Cal., where he remained six years. 



He then moved to San Francisco, Cal., where he has since 
resided. For many years he and his son, David H. Dex- 
ter, edited and pnblished a financial and business paper, 
"Equity," at San Francisco. He is now President of the 
California Bible Society, and has been connected with the 
press for many years, and contributed to many of the 


leading publications of the day. He was known all over 
Vermont as a writer of prose and poetry and a contributor 
to many of the most prominent journals. While living in 
Cambridge he held prominent places in several of the most 
eminent literary organizations there. He was a member of 
the Board of Aldermen of that city and at one time Presi- 
dent of the Y. M. C. A. 



Two ehiklrc'ii : 

929* i Florence Belle'' Dexter, li. 12 Aug., IS.'T; m. Prof. Charles II. 

930* ii David Hazeltine* Dexter, b. 6 ,)uly. 187.'); m. Mabel Helen White. 


Frances Henrietta" Dexter, dauiihtei- of Jonathan M." [Jona- 
than'\ Jc)hn\ John\ William-, Tliomas^] and Harriet S. 
[Morse] Dexter, was born at Boston, 26 Jtme, 1825. She 


was married 1 Oct., 1846, by Rev. Dr. Jenks, to James P. 
Tolman. He was born in Rochester, N. H., 16 July, 1821. 
They lived in Boston until 1865, when they moved to Phil- 
adelphia, where they remained until 1890, when they 
removed to Washinoton, D. C. 



Two children 



i James SewalP Tolman^ b. in Boston, 8 Nov., 1847; d. at Boston, 
11 July, 1848. 

ii Edward Mills' Tolman, b. in Boston, 22 April, 1850; d. in 
Washington, D. C, 28 May, 1903; m. Caroline Gr, Frishmuth 
at Philadelphia, 21 July, 1875, by Rev. Robert D. Harper. 


Son of Jonathan M. Dexter. 


Augustus Charles^ Dexter, son of Jonathan M.^ [Jonathan^, 
John*, John", William-, Thomas^] and Harriet S. [Morse] 
Dexter, was born at Boston, 28 Aug., 1829. He married at 
New York, 22 Oct., 1875, Alice Gilbert. He is now resid- 
ing at Flushing, L. I., while his business, hardware com- 
mission house, is in New York city. 

No children. 



Harriet Siverly^ Dexter, daiii^hter of Jonathan M.^ [Jonathan^, 
John*, John'', Willianr, Thomas^] and Harriet S. [Morse] 
Dexter, was born at Boston, Mass., 6 Nov., 1835, and died 
2 May, 1859. She was married to Charles Stephenson, 22 
Dec., 1856, by Rev. Calvin Lincoln. Mr. Stephenson mar- 
ried for his second wife, Helen Augusta Dexter, sister of 
his first wife. 

One child : 

933 i Charles Henry^ Stephenson, b. at Hingham, Mass., 8 Jan., 1859; 

d. 5 June, 1859. 


Helen Augusta'^ Dexter, daughter of Jonathan M.^ [Jonathan^, 
John^ John^ William^ Thomas^] and Harriet S. [Morse] 
Dexter, was born at Boston, Mass., 26 Oct., 1840. She was 
married to Charles Stephenson, 9 Jan., 1862, by Eev. Calvin 

One son, born at Hingham, Mass. : 

934 i Charles Henry* Stephenson, b. 27 Feb., 1863; m. 24 Jan., 1896, 

by Eev. Samuel B. Stewart, Adaline E. Tapley, daughter of 
Henry F. Tapley. 

Three children, born at Lynn: 

1. Preston Tapley' Stephenson, b. 6 Nov., 1897. 

2. Euth" Stephenson, b. 6 July, 1900. 

3. Henry Dexter' Stephenson, b. 3 Sept., 1901. 


Horace'^ Dexter, son of Oliver® [Jonathan^, John*, John^, Wil- 
liam^, Thomas^] and Louisa [Preston] Dexter, married 
Lora R. Griffin, 16 May, 1871. 


Three children : 

935 i Effie Kosa^ Dexter, b. 13 FelD., 1872. 

936 ii MabelAugusta^ Dexter, b. 14 .June, 1878; d. 18 Oct., 1883. 

937 iii Frances Louisa* Dexter, b. 20 Aug., 1881. 


Allen' Dexter, son of Edward^ [Edward% Noah^ Benjamin^, 
William-. Thomas^] and Biah [Barlow] Dexter, was born in 
1807, and died 29 April, 1878. He married Phebe Heard, 
24 April, 1842. She was born 3 Sept., 1820, and died 19 
April, 1897. 

Eight children : 

938 i William F.« Dexter, b. 1 May, 1844; d. 1862. 

939* ii Mary A.* Dexter, b. 15 Feb., 1846; d. 1875; m. Edward Ellis 

Howard, June, 1870. 
940* iii Charles E.* Dexter, b. 16 June, 1848; m. Elizabeth A. Gifford, 

29 Sept., 1870. He was a carpenter. 
941* iv Martha. J. W.« Dexter, b. 16 June, 1848; m. Charles Henry 
Andrews, 18 June, 1868. 
James A.* Dexter, b. 20 May, 1847. He was a farmer. 
John A.* Dexter, b. 16 Sept., 1852; d. 1853. 
John A.* Dexter, b. 18 Feb., 1855; d. 1880. 
George W.* Dexter, b. 1 Feb., 1857. He was a box maker. 


James'' Dexter, son of Edward^ [Edward^, Noah*, Benjamin^, 
William^, Thomas^] and Biah [Barlow] Dexter, was born 

24 Nov., , and died 22 May, 1856. He married Hannah 

Mendall, 22 Aug., 1836. 

Seven children : 

946 1 Levi* Dexter, b. 24 Xov., 1840 ; m. Eoseley Nickerson. One son, 

Milton L.» Dexter, b. 10 March, 1878. 

947 ii William H. H.« Dexter, b. 24 June, 1841; d. 13 .Jan., 1891. 

948 iii Almira M.' Dexter, b. Xov., 1842; m. George Carlton. 
















949 iv Elisha M.' Dexter. 

950 V Sarah J.* Dexter, b. 19 March, 1851; d. 24 March, 1851 

951 vi Mary A.» Dexter, b. 11 April, 1854; m. Allen Eyder, 6 Feb., 1871- 

952 vii Seth P.' Dexter; d. 24 May, 1857. 


Sumner^ Dexter, son of SamiieP [Edward^ Noali*, Benjamin', 
William^, Thomas^] and INIercy [Keene] Dexter, was born 
23 March, 1805. He married Deborah Edwards, 13 July, 

Four children: 

John A.» Dexter, b. ; d. 1896; single. 

Mary P.» Dexter, b. 17 April, 1845 ; d. 27 March, 1870. 
Samuel E.* Dexter, b. 7 March, 1850; m. Maggie A. Headman, 
3 March, 1890. 

956 iv Deborah E.* Dexter, b. 8' May, 1854; died young. 


Jane^ Dexter, daug:hter of Captain SamueF [Edward% Noah^ 
Benjamin^ William^, Thomas^] and Mercy [Keene] Dexter, 
was born 4 May, 1811, and died 12 Nov., 1867. She mar- 
ried Frederick B. Ward, 19 Feb., 1835. 

Six children : 

957 i Sarah C* Ward ; m. Orren V. Matteson. 

958 ii Jennie M.* "Ward; m. George Thompson. 

959 iii Carrie* Ward; m. David Eowe. 

960 iv Hattie* Ward; m. Lewis Ver Valen. 

961 V Helen' Ward; m. Col. William Gavett. 

962 vi Martha' Ward, m. Yan Deering. 


Caroline" Dexter, daughter of Captain SamueP [Edward^ 
Noah^, Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] and ]Mercy [Keene] 


Dexter, was born 11 Nov., 1812, and died 7 April, 1870. 

She mai-ried Ona White, 23 Dec, 1835. 

Ten children: 

963 i Mary^ White, b. ; d. 1865; m. Orren Matteson. 

964 ii Haven L.« White, b. ; m. Melinda Clark. 

965 iii Wyman* White, b. ; unmarried. 

966 iv John Albert* White, b. ; m. Delia Brewer. 

967 V Lucetta^ White, b. ; unmarried. 

968 vi Jane' White, b. ; m. Wellington Ensign. 

969 vii Sarah* Wliite, b. ; single. 

970 viii Sherwood* White, b.  ; d. aged 9 years. 

971 ix Amy* "^Oiite, b. . 

972 X Lansing* White, b. . 

James' Dexter, son of Samuel*^ [Edward", Noah*, Benjamin^, 
"William^, Thomas^] and Mercy [Keene] Dexter, was bom 
21 Dec, 1814, and died 14 May, 1861. He married Pa- 
melia Dexter, 20 Sept., 1849. 

Fonr children : 

973 i James C* Dexter, b. 29 Oct., 1850; m. Elizabeth Nye. 

974 ii Sarah M.* Dexter, b. 30 Sept., 1856; m. Charles C. Nealey, 3 

Aug., 1884. 

975 iii Martha* Dexter, b. . 

976* iv , Mary M.* Dexter, b. 30 March, 1853 ; m. Eben Franklin 
Hoskins, 9 May, 1871. He was born 17 Oct., 1846. 


Samuel" Dexter, Jr:, son of SamueP [Edward^ Noah*, Benja- 
min^, William^, Thomas^] and Mercy [Keene] Dexter, was 
born 17 Jan., 1816. He married Mary Coon, 8 Jan., 1841. 

Three children : 

977 i George S.« Dexter, b.— . 

978 ii Gerret S.* Dexter, b. . 

979 iii Edna* Dexter, b. . 



Sarah M.'^ Dexter, daufihter of Captain SamueP [Edward^, 
Noah^, Benjamin'', William^, Thomas^ ] and Mercy [Keene] 
Dexter, was born 24 Dec., 1819, and died 26 May, 1894. 
She married James Parmelee, 13 Oct., 1842. He died on 
15 Nov., 1854, at Smithfield, N. Y. Thus early in life she 
was left a widow with three small children to support. 
Under these trying circumstances she was equal to every 
emergency and developed that fortitude and heroism very 
few possess. She was industrious and pr^ident, but no one 
ever went away hungry from her door. August, 1870, came 
another affliction, when she lost her only son, then just 
grown to manhood. Above all this she arose and with 
patient, tender hands bestowed every attention possible 
upon the living, and all remember with gratitude "Aunt 
Sarah," as she was called. She died 26 May, 1894. She 
left two daughters. 

Children : 

980 i Mercy Elizabeth^ Parmelee, b. 10 Jan., 1844; m. Austin N. 

Hecox, 8 March, 186.5. 

981 ii Charlotte Jane' Parmelee, b. 14 Aug., 1846; m. Charles E. 

Maynard, 8 Oct., 1867. 

982 iii Dwight Dexter' Parmelee, b. 11 .Tune, 18.51; d. 30 Aug., 1870. 


David H.' Dexter, son of SamueF [Edward% Noah^, Benjamin^, 
William-, Thomas^] and Mercy [Keene] Dexter, was born 
5 March, 1822, and died 25 March, 1863. He married Maiy 
J. Dana, 1 Jan., 1848. 

Two children : 

983 i Francis C. L.' Dexter. 

984 ii Addie M.' Dexter. 



Benjamin' Dexter, son of Joseph^ [Benjamin^, Noah*, Benja- 
min", AVilliam-, Thomas^] and Mary [Luce] Dexter, was 
born . He married Betsey Hilman in 1809. 

Seven children : 

985 i Dennis^ Dexter, b. in Tisbmy, Mass., 1811; d. 1889; m. Marv 


986* ii George' Dexter, b. ; m. Caroline Luce. 

987* iii Eodolplins W.« Dexter, b. 29 April, 3816; d. 10 Sept., 1886; m. 

Irene Clifford, 1838. 

988 iv Sophia^ Dexter, b. ; m. .Joseph Daggett. 

989 V Mary* Dexter, b. ; m. Clifford Dunham. 

990 vi Ann* Dexter, b. ; ni. Thubeal Dunham. 

991 vii Elizabeth* Dexter, b. . 


Elisha' Dexter, son of Joseph^ [Benjamin^, Noah*, Benjamin^, 
William-. Thomas^^] and Mary [Luce] Dexter, was born 
, and died 6 April. 1870. He married Eliza Merry. 

One child: 

992 i Benjamin* Dexter, b. in Tisbuiy, Mass., 3 April, 1830. 


Ira'^ Dexter, son of Joseph^ [Benjamin^, Noah*, Benjamin^, Wil- 
liam^, Thomas^] and INIar^^ [Luce] Dexter, was born in 
1791, and died in 1853. He married Harriet Dunham. 

Seven children, born in Tisbury: 

993 i Ira* Dexter, .Jr., b. 1827; d. 1827. 

994 ii Harriett* Dexter, b. 1829; m. Thomas C. Harding, 1852. 

995 iii Emily B.* Dexter, b. 1834; m. Joseph B. Parker, 1874. 

996 iv Charles* Dexter, b. 1838. 


997 V Abbie* Dexter, b. 1840; d. 1859; ni. Edward M. CrandeU, 1855. 

998 vi Ira« Dexter, b. 1842; d. 1884; m. Phebe A. Runnclls. 

999 vii SamueP Dexter, b. 1844. 


Joseph^ Dexter, son of Joseph^ [Benjamin^ Xoah*, Benjamin^, 
William-, Thomas^] and Mary [Luce] Dexter, was born 
. He married Charlotte Norton. 

Two children: 

1000* i Joseph* Dexter, b. ; m. Lucy Norton. 

1001* ii Hiram' Dexter, b. 6 May, 1813; d. 2 April, 1887; m. Love 
Lambert, 10 Sept., 1838. 


Rodolphus W.' Dexter, son of Noah^ [Benjamin^ Xoah'*, Benja- 
min', William-, Thomas^] and ]\IarY [Delano] Dexter, was 
bom 15 April, 1806, and died 25 April, 1862. He married 
(1) Andria C. Fuller, 10 Dec, 1833; (2) Mary H. Taber, 
12 Dec, 1838 ; she died at Dorchester, aged 88. 

Two children: 

1002* i Caroline H.* Dexter, b. in Fairhaven, 23 Feb., 1836; m. Henry 

D. Pope, 3 Feb., 1864. 
1003* ii Franklin B.* Dexter, b. in Fairhaven, 11 Sept., 1842; m, 

Theodosia M. Wheeler, 8 July, 1880. 


Lucy'' Dexter, daughter of Benjamin*^ [Benjamin^, Noah*, Ben- 
jamin^, William^, Thomas^] and Ruth [Delano] Dexter, was 
bom 5 March, 1809, and died 12 Nov., 1871. She married 
Timothy Clifton, 6 Jan., 1833. 

Ten children : 

1004 i Sarah M.« Clifton, 17 Aug., 1834; d. 5 May, 1895; m. Albert 

M. Parlow, 29 Nov., 1860. 


1005 ii Julia M." Clifton, b. 20 July, 1835 ; d. 16 Dec, 1839. 

1006 iii Benjamin D.« Clifton, b. 22 April, 1837; d. 11 Dec, 1862. He 

was killed at the battle of Fredericksburg. 

1007 iv Obed'D'.' Clifton, b. 29 Dec, 1838; m. Mary E. Savery, 30 Dee. 


1008 V Verona D.« Clifton, b. 22 Feb., 1841. 

1009 vi Julia M.^ Clifton, b. 20 Oct., 1843; m. Henry C. Hazzard, 20 

Nov., 1872. 

1010 vii Martha W.^ Clifton, b. 6 Jan., 1846; m. Bertrand A. Cones, 25 

March, 1869. 

1011 viii Priscilla C Clifton, b. 24 July, 1848. 

1012 ix Timothy A.^ Clifton, b. 6 April, 1851; d. 25 Feb., 1873. 

1013 X Edwin E.' Clifton, b. 11 Aug., 1854; m. Lizzie L. Savery, 20 

Sept., 1894. 


Lydia^ Dexter, daughter of Benjamin'^ [Benjamin^, Noah.*, Ben- 
jamin^, William", Thomas^] and Rnth [Delano] Dexter, was 
born 5 Feb., 1815, and died in Dorchester, 13 March, 1899. 
She married James Hammett, 8 Oct., 1836. 

Five children, born in New Bedford : 

1014 i James Edward^ Hammett, b. 4 July, 1840 ; d. 8 May, 1845. 

1015 ii James Edward' Hammett, b. 12 April, 1846; d. Feb., 1900; 

never married. 

1016 iii William Frederick^ Hammett, b. 3 Aug., 1848; m. Emma F. 

Hartshorn, 8 Oct., 1885.. 
10i7 iv Herbert' Hammett, b. 19 Nov., 1850 ; d. 3 Feb., 1859. 
1018 V Mary Anna' Hammett, b. 19 Oct., 1858; d. 28 March, 1885; 

never married. 


Benjamin" Dexter, son of Benjamin^ [Benjamin^, Noah*, Benja- 
min^, William^, Thomas^] and Ruth [Delano] Dexter, was 
born 1 June, 1817, and died 17 April, 1879. He married 
Elizabeth P. Delano, 1 Jnne, 1841. 

Five children : 

1019* i Josiah A.* Dexter, b. 20 Nov., 1842 ; m. Susan G. Durf ee, 7 
Sept., 1870. 


1020* ii Abbie M.' Dexter, b. 28 Sept., 1844; m. Samuel E. Hicks, 23 

June, 1873. 
1021 . iii Caroline E.'* Dexter, b. 29 July, 1847. 
1022* iv Benjamin F.* Dexter, b. 26 Feb., 1850; d. 2 Dec, 1901; m. 

Olive Kinney, 8 March, 1880. 

1023 V Ella L.^ Dexter, b. 31 Oct., 1857. 


Rufus^ Dexter, son of Benjamin'' [Benjamin% Noah*, Benjamin^ 
William^, Thomas^] and Kiitli [Delano] Dexter, was born 
7 Feb., 1821, and died 29 July, 1866. He married Elizabeth 
L. Washburn, June, 1848. 

Two children : 

1024 i Eufus N.» Dexter, b. 31 Oct., 1851; d. 8 Sept., 1869. 

1025* ii Seth L. M.* Dexter, b. 28 March, 1854; m. Elizabeth Jenney, 
3 March, 1877. 


Jonathan K." Dexter, son of Jonathan" [David% Josiah^ Benja- 
min^ William-, Thomas^] and J\Iary [Stndler] Dexter, was 
born 12 Feb., 1812. He married Clarinda Smith, 26 Nov., 

Three children, born in Kochester : 

1026* i Horace* Dexter, b. 15 Sept., 1839; m. Ann E. Lyman, 25 Feb., 

1027* ii Mary' Dexter, b. 17 June, 1844; m. James Landers, 5 Sept., 

1028 iii George* Dexter, b. . 


Martha M." Dexter, danahter of E. Allen*' [David^ Josiah^ 

Ben.jaminl William-, Thomas^] and Dexter, was born 

12 July, 1836. She married Noah Hammond, 2 June, 1861. 


Two children, born at Mattapoisett : 

1029* i Allen Dexter" Hammond, b. 1 June, 1871; m. Eliza Lenora 
Shaw, 19 Sept., 1894. 

1030 ii Clara Lucinda^ Hammond, b. 23 Dec, 1872; m. Lemuel 

LeBaron Dexter, 26 July, 1899. 


John' Dexter, son of Constant^ [Isaac^ Constant*, Benjamin^, 
"William^, Thomas^] and Eebecca [Billing-ton] Dexter, was 
born 23 June, 1800. He married Mary B. Shaw. 

Eight children, born in Wayne, Maine: 

1031 i John S.' Dexter, b. 12 Feb., 1827; m. Susan J. Smith, 15 Feb., 


1032 ii Mary J.» Dexter, b. 15 Dec, 1828 ; m. S. B. Norris. 

1033* iii Henry C.» Dexter, b. 21 Ajjril, 1831 ; m. Ellen E. Carll, 17 Dec, 

1034 iv Edwin S.' Dexter, b. 6 Oct., 1833; m. Annie Eie^hardson. 

1035 V Alanson' Dexter, b. 14 July, 1836; d. 4 Dec, 1836. 

1036 vi Annie D.^ Dexter, b. 2 Jan., 1838; m. Joel T. Phelps, 14 

Sept., 1856. 

1037 vii Jairus A.^ Dexter, b. 11 Aug., 1841; d. 22 Aug., 1864. 

1038 viii Samuel W." Dexter, b. 6 Oct., 1846; d. 28 Nov., 1866. 


Stephen T.'^ Dexter, son of Freeman^ [Isaac^, Constant*, Benja- 
min^ "William-, Thomas^] and Polly Dexter, was born 19 
April, 1818. He married Betsey R. Dexter, 26 April, 1843. 

Three children : 

1039 i Arianah F." Dexter, b. East Boston, 28 Dec, 1845; m. Eugene 

F. Margot, 12 Oct., 1886. 

1040 ii Eoamy M.* Dexter, b. in Wayne, Me., 16 Oct., 1849; m. Cloves 

N. Bacon, 3 Sept., 1873. 

1041 iii Alston S.* Dexter, b. in East Boston, 15 July, 1856. 



Lewis'' Dexter, son of Amasa" [Isaac^ Constant^ Benjamin^ 
William^, Thomas^] and Martha [Burgess] Dexter, was 
born 8 April, 1810, and died 11 Feb., 1889. He married (1) 
Malatiah Norris, 7 Nov., 1834; (2) Mary Dexter, 10 Nov., 

Four children by first wife, born in Wayne, Maine : 

1042 i Henry A.* Dexter, b. 7 Sept., 1836; m. Euphrata Foss, 8 Jan., 


1043 ii Anrelia A.* Dexter, b. 29 Jan., 1839; m. Frank L. Morse, 16 

July, 1859. 

1044 iii Sarah A.« Dexter, b. 25 May, 1841; d. 17 Aug., 1878; m. 

Captain A. Everts, 25 Jan., 1864. 

1045 iv Deborah O.' Dexter, b. 28 June, 1843; d. 21 Oct., 1854. 


Rev. Henry Vaughn'^ Dexter, D.D., son of Amasa^ [Isaac^ Con- 
stant^ Benjamin^ William', Thomas^] and Martha [Burgess] 
Dexter, was born 3 April, 1815. He w^as a graduate of 
Waterville College (now Colby), and for many years a 
trustee of that institution, and was a pastor of leading 
churches in Maine and Massachusetts. He married (1) 
Nancy C. Herrick, 1 Sept., 1845, and after her decease he 
married (2) Mary Edna Boardman, 20 Jan., 1851. She was 
a descendant of the Newbuiyport Boardmans and Tappans. 
" He died at Templeton, Mass., 23 July, 1884. 

Six children : 

1046 i Frances E.^ Dexter, b. in Calais, Me., 26 Oct., 1851 ; d. 26 Sept., 


1047 ii Mary E.« Dexter, b. in Calais, Me., 30 July, 1853; m. Capt. 

Fordyce B. Perkins, 7 May, 1873. 

1048 iii Henry B.' Dexter, b. in Augusta, Me., 7 Jan., 1855; ni. Lizzie 

A. Wincote, 31 Jan., 1889. 


1049* iv George T.^ Dexter, b. in Augusta, Me., 25 Jan., 1860; m. Nellie 

J. Greenwood, 14 April, 1880. 
1050 V Elwell V.' Dexter, b. in Calais,- Me., 6 Nov., 1863. 
1051* Ti Edwin Grant* Dexter, b. in Calais, Me., 21 July, 1868. 


Edward G.^ Dexter, son of Amasa^ [Isaacs Constant*, Benja- 
min^, William-, Thomas^] and Martha [Bnrgess] Dexter, 
was born 9 April, 1824. He married (1) Harriett E. 
Thomas, 6 Oct., 1851; (2) Mary L. Lamson, 3 July, 1864. 

Cliildren : 

1052 i Anna M.« Dexter, b. 31 Aug., 1852; m. Abner Wing. 

1053 ii Stella G." Dexter, b. 24 March, 1853; m. Frank Marston. 


Susan' Gorham, daughter of Mary^ [SamueP, SamueP, Benja- 
min", William^, Thomas^] and John Gorham, was born in 

Barre, . She married Nathan Taylor, son of Capt. 

Seth and oMehitable Taylor. He was born in 1782, and 
died 11 May, 1815, aged 32. His father died in 1811, aged 
66, and his mother in 1832, aged 91 years. 

They had five children : 

1054 i Mehitable' Taylor, b. . 

1055 ii Fanny^ Taylor, b. • . 

1056 iii Levina' Taylor, b. 

1057 iv John Gorham^ Taylor, b. 1812; d. at Springfield, 1866. 

1058 V Nathan* Taylor, b. 1815; m. Lucy S. Haven of Barre, 7 Dec, 



Bethsheba' Dexter, daughter of Eleazer^ [SamueP, SamueP, 
Benjamin^ AYilliam^, Thomas^] and Charity [Williams] 
Dexter, was born 22 Feb., 1789, and died in 1855. She 


married Silas^ Newton, son of Lemuel'' (Sikus'', Josiah' 
Moses^ RichardM and Cliloe (Hitchcock) Newton, 21 June, 

Six children were born to this family : 

1059 i Elvira Augusta* Newton, b. 1812. 

1060 ii Stephen Dexter* Newton, bapt. 14 April, 1814; cl. 12 Sept., 


1061 iii Benjamin D.' Netwon, b. 1816; d. 7 Nov., 1837. 

1062 iv Susanna Freeman' Newton, bapt. Oct., 1819; m. Calvin H. 

Bassett, Dec, 1854. 

1063 V Elvira A.' Newton, bapt. 12 May, 1822; m. James Griffin of 

Ware, 12 Dec, 1848. 

1064 vi Stephen E.' Newton, b. 1826. 


Charity. W.' Dexter, daughter of Eleazer^ [SamueP, Samuel*, 
Benjamin', William^, Thomas^] and Charity [Williams] 
Dexter, was born 5 Aug., 1795. She married Gardner^ New- 
ton, son of Silas^ (Timothy^ Josiah^ Moses^, Richard^] and 
Naomi Washburn, pub. 17 Sept., 1827. He was born 9 
Oct., 1789, and died 23 March, 1864. 

Three children : 

1065 i Luke* Newton, b. 12 Sept., 1829 ; d. 3 Sept., 1858. 

1066 ii John" Newton, b. 28 March, 1833; d. 5 March, 1866. 

1067 iii Charles* Newton, ' b. 28 March, 1837; d. 9 April, 1862; m. 

Mary D. Sturtevant, 14 March, 1861. At death of her hus- 
band she married (2) John S. Kelmer, pub. 5 Oct., 1863. 


Joseph Dean'^ Dexter, son of Eleazer*^ [SamueP, Samuel*, Ben- 
jamin^ William-, Thomas^] and Charity [Williams] Dex- 
ter, was born 31 Aug., 1797. He married Olive Gould, 15 
Nov., 1818. He lost an arm and his eyesight by an acci- 
dent, but was a successful showman, and secured a comfort- 
able maintenance for his family. 


Four cliildren: 

1068* i Joseph Dean* Dexter, Jr., bapt. 18 June, 1820; m. Almeda 
Anderson, 8 March, 1846. 

1069 ii Alma« Dexter, bapt. 14 Aug., 1821 ; d. 4 Feb., 1823. 

1070 iii William Alfred' Dexter, bapt."25 Sept., 1823. 

1071* iv Nancy M.' Dexter, b. 1825; m. (1) Henry B. Gould, 6 May, 
1847; (2) Joseph C. Page (b. 1819), 2 Nov., 1865. 


Arethusa' Dexter, daughter of Eleazer^ [SamueP, Samuel^ Ben- 
jamin^, William^, Thomas^] and Charity [Williams] Dexter, 
was born in 1805, and died 6 April, 1862. She married 
John^ Johnson, son of John^ (Zebadiah^, Zebadiah^) John- 
son, and Mary ( ) Johnson, 5 Oct., 1828. He was born 
in 1805, and died 2 May, 1876. 

One child: 

1072 i William* Johnson, b. ; m. Eunice C. Sturtevant, 18 Aug., 



Williams' Dexter, son of Samuel^ [SamueP, Samuel*, Benja- 
min^, William-, Thomas^] and Sally [Williams] Dexter, 
was born 9 April, 1800, and died 12 May, 1836. He mar- 
ried ]\Iaria, daughter of Israel Knowlton, 3 June, 1828, and 
resided in Cambridge, Mass. 

Two children: 

1073 i Samuel W.« Dexter, b. Feb., 1828; d. 18 Aug., 1830. 

1074 ii Lucy M.^ Dexter, b. ; m. James B. Wiggin. Eesided in 



Alma^ Dexter, daughter of SamueP [SamueP, Samuel*, Benja- 
min^, William^, Thomas^] and Sally [Williams] Dexter, 


was born in Hardwick in 1804, and died 21 Sept., 1840. 
She niari'ied Joseph^ Newconib of Hardwick, pub. 11 Feb., 
1828. He was the son of Joseph^ (Annas', Joseph^) and 
Abigail Abbott Newcomb, and was born in Hardwick 16 
Dec, 1800. His father was a clothier and farmer, born in 
Norton in 1762 and removed to Hardwick in 1791, where he 
remained until his death in 1823. 

After their marriage they lived upon the farm and 
brought up a family of four children: 

107.5 i Alma Maria' Newcomb, b. 29 March, 1830; m. Stephen P. Hill- 
man, 4 Dec, 1851. 

1076 ii John Joseph' Newcomb, b. 29 Jan., 1832; m. Cordelia Gould, 

pub. 13 March, 1857. They had no children. He was town 
assessor seven years, from 1871 to 1878. 

1077 iii Sarah W.' Newcomb, b. 15 Oct., 1834; m. Charles S. Clark, 14 

Dec, 1856. 

1078 iv Samuel Williams' Newcomb, b. 9 Oct., 1836; m. Julia Ann 

Dennis, 23 April, 1863. Two children: William Adonijah^ 
Newcomb, b. 6 March, 1865; Julia Alma^ Newcomb, b. 25 
April, 1869. 


Mary'^ Dexter, daughter of Jedediah" [SamueP, SamueP, Ben- 
jamin', William^, Thomas^] and Abigail [Eager] Dexter, 
was born in 1805. She married Milton Peck, a blacksmith 
of Hubbardston, Mass., 20 Oct., 1823. He was born in 1800 
and died in 1855. They made their home in Hardwick 
after 1838, and lived near the Barre line. After her hus- 
band's decease in 1855, she married a Mr. Clark and moved 
to South Abington, where she died 4 Feb., 1881, aged 75. 

Eight children: 

1079 i Mary' Peck, b. about 1824; m. Ebenezer P. Staples of Taunton, 

11 Nov., 1845. She was his second wife, his first wife being 
Luthera G. Dexter daughter of Jedediah* (SamueP, SamueP, 
Benjamin", William^, Thomas^). 

1080 ii Jane' Peck, b. 1827; m. Francis Legate, 2 June^ 1847. 


1081 iii S. E. Willard* Peck, b. 1832; m. Almena Austin of Hubbards- 

ton, 30 April, 1862. Children: Walter Lewis^ Peck, b. 14 May, 
1878, and others. 

1082 iv Sarah B.* Peck, b. 1834; m. Benjamin O. Gardner, 7 Dee., 


1083 V Lnthera M.* Peck, b. 1840; d. 1858; unmarried. 

1084 vi William C.^ Peck, b. 1842; m. Hannah Atwood, 11 March, 

1862. Children: 

1. Nellie Emily', b. 22 Aug., 1866. 

2. Mattie L.,° b. 6 Nov., 1870. 

1085 vii Susan Ann^ Peck, b. 3 Nov., 1847; d. 31 July, 1848. 

1086 viii Samuel Dexter* Peck, b. ; m. Sarah . Children: 

1. WUlie Dexter^- Peck, b. 18 Nov., 1861. ' • 

2. One son'', b. 16 April, 1866. 

Cassandra'^ Dexter, daughter of Jonathan^ [SamueP, Samuel*, 
Benjamin', William^, Thomas^] Dexter, was born 1 Sept., 
1813, and died 29 May, 1880. She married Lemuel F.. Tay- 
lor, who came from Buckland to Hubbardston, April, 1836. 

Two children: 

1087* i Caroline Angelia^ Taylor, b. 1 March, 1841 ; m. Darius Parsons 
of Sutton, 24 Nov., 1877. 

1088 ii Sarah Arabella^ Taylor, b. 27 June, 1856. 


Luther Cheney,'^ son of Lucy® [Ichabod% Samuel^ Benjamin^, 
William^, Thomas^] Dexter and Moses Cheney, was bom 
in Orange, Mass., 9 May, 1788, and died 2 Dec, 1848. He 
married Sabra Allen of Mendon. She was born 28 Dec, 
1788, and died 3 June, 1885. 

Six children : 

1089 1 Henry* Cheney, b. 14 Oct., 1808; d. 22 Feb., 1885; m. (1) 

Isabelle Cayle; (2) Eliza Cayle. 

1090 ii Allen' Cheney, b. 8 Aug., 1811 ; m. Susan Cayle. . 


1091 iii Julia Maria^ Cheney, b. 5 Dec, 1814; d. 26 Aug., 1816. 

1092 iv Luther Normair' Cheney, b. 5 Oct., 1818; ni. (1) Elizabeth 

Dauforth; (2) Harriet Lyman. 

1093 V Lueien West' Cheney, b. Oct., 1822. 

1094 vi Edwin Thayer' Cheney, b. 2 Dec, 1828. 


Rhoda B.' Cheney, dauohter of Lucy*' [Ichabod^ Samuel*, Ben- 
jamin', William^ Thomas^] and Moses Cheney, was born 
27 Sept., 1806. She married Adams French, Jr., who was 
born 24 June, 1802, and died 26 Aug., 1854. She married 
(2) Cheney Lewis, 14 Jan., 1861. He was born in 1798. 

Four children: 

1095* i Adams" French, 3d, b. 1828; m. Abby E. Kellogg, 25 Jan., 

1096* ii Mary A." French, b. 1829; m. Franklin L. Waters, 22 April, 

1097* iii Lysander' French, b. 1839; m. Julia A. Hunt, 1 May, 1855. 
1098* iv Moses C* French, b. 1842 ; m. Kate E. Bishop, 5 Jan., 1842. 


Foster B.^ Dexter, son of John*' [Job^ SamueP, Benjamin^ 
Willianr, Thomas^] and Lucy [Dennis] Dexter, was born 
19 July, 1806, and died 3 March, 1865. He married Phebe 
P . 

One child : 

1099* i William N.' Dexter, b. 15 Aug., 1843; m. (1) Frances New- 
land, Aug., 1870; (2) Mary J. Dooley, 7 April, 1887; (3) 
Lillia Adell Field, 22 Dec, 1897. She was born 18 April, 1857. 


WilliamAugustus" Wheeler, son of Anna*' [Job^ Samuel*, Ben- 
jamin^ William^, Thomas^l Dexter, and Thomas Wheeler, 
Jr., was born in Hardwick, 31 March, 1798. He married 
Almira Warner Allen, daughter of Moses Allen of Hard- 


wick. She was born 20 Feb., 1803, and died 28 Feb., 1867. 
He died in 1873. 

He learned the trade of blacksmith and was one of the 
oldest iron founders in the State, having begun in 1812 at 
"Old Furnace Village," Hardwick, named for the furnace 
established there by his father. From Hardwick he went 
to. Brookfield. In 1823 he moved to Worcester, Mass., where 
he established a foundry. In 1825 he was associated with 
some of the leading men of "Worcester in a foundry at 
Brookfield, where all kinds of castings were made, the doors 
of the Court House in Worcester being of his manufacture. 
He returned to Worcester in 1830 and continued at the old 
stand for over forty years. 

He designed the first boring machine in Worcester. In 
1838 he got out patterns for cooking-stoves. In 1842 he 
invented a furnace for heating buildings. In 1838 he 
added to his business the manufacture of brass castings. 
In 1852 his son, Charles A. Wheeler, became associated with 
him, continuing until his death in 1867. 

Mr. Wheeler filled many official positions from Worces- 
ter's earliest history. He was one of the Worcester Aque- 
duct Company in 1845. In 1848 he became the contractor 
for building the Worcester & Nashua Railroad, an enter- 
prise which his untiring energy and skill enabled him 
to carry through amid many discouragements. He was one 
of the original founders of the Worcester Mechanics Asso- 
ciation in 1841, and was its first President. He was very 
influential in the building of the beautiful Mechanics Hall. 

He was a man of indomitable will and strictest integrity, 
and of very clear judgment and generous disposition. He 
was a member of the Second Church (Unitarian) of Wor- 
cester. In politics he was first a Whig and then a Repub- 

He and his wife and their deceased children are buried 
in the family lot in Rural Cemetery, Worcester. 

Children : 

1100" i Charles Aiigustus' Wheeler, b. 27 Jan., 1826. 
1101* ii William Fiske' Wlieeler, b. 24 Jime, 1830. 


1102 iii Anna Maria' Wheolcr, b. 12 Sept., 1832; m. William Read, 13 

Nov., 1856. 

1103 iv Josephine' Wheeler, b. 12 Nov., 1834; d. 15 Dec, 1834. 
1104* V Moses Allen'' Wheeler, b. 19 Aug., 1838. 

1105 vi Eliza Jane" Wheeler, b. 19 Dec, 1841; d. 11 Dec, 1871. 

1106 vii Sarah Frances' Wheeler, b. 10 April, 1844; m. Frederick W. 

Jenkins of Barre, Mass., 8 June, 1871. 

1107 viii Thomas' Wheeler, b. 19 July, 1847. 

1108 ix Franklin' Wheeler, b. 19 July, 1847; d. 31 July, 1887. 


Zenas Hinkley' Dexter, son of Ichabod*' [Job^ Samuel^ Benja- 
min^, William^, Thomas^] and Sally [Eager] Dexter, was 
born 9 May, 1806, and died 11 Oct., 1851, aged 46 years. 
He married (1) Sarah F. Penniman, 19 May, 1831; she died 
9 May, 1837; (2) Lucinda Wood, 28 Aug., 1837. 

In his will he gives his wife, Liieinda Dexter, all the 
furniture that belonged to her at marriage, and six hundred 
dollars. To his daughter, Harriet Jane Dexter, all the 
articles of furniture that belonged to her mother, Sarah F. 
Dexter, at the time of her marriage, and one hundred dol- 
lars. To his sons, Zenas H. and George F., all the real 
estate and personal property remaining. Estate valued at 
$3400. William Mixter, executor; John Raymond, guar- 
dian of children. 

Children : 

1109 i Zenas H.» Dexter, b. 14 April, 1832. 

1110 ii George TurrelP Dexter, b. 20 June, 1833. 

1111 iii Harriet Jane* Dexter, b. 1836; m. Pliny Fisk Chandler, 5 

March, 1853; died 5 April, 1866. 


Edward" Dexter, son of Ichabod^ [Job\ Samuel^ Ben,jamin^ 
William^ Thomas^] and Sally [Eager] Dexter, was born 
3 Nov., 1811, and died 24 Dec, 1862. He married Louise 
Powers, 6 June, 1842. He was a farmer and lived in Hard- 
wick, Mass. 


Children : 

1112 i Charles E.** Dexter, b. 23 Aug., 1843; d. in Springfield, 29 July, 


1113 ii Frederick^ Dexter, b. 26 May, 1845; d. July, 1854. 

1114 iii Albert H.^ Dexter, b. 27 Aug., 1847; m. . 

1115 iv Clara Lunetta^ Dexter, b. 4 April, 1851, 

1116 V Willie H." Dexter, b. . 


Hannah^ Dexter, daug'hter of Icliabod^ [Job^, SamueP, Benja- 
min^, "William^, Thomas^] and Alice [Amidon] Dexter, was 

born . She married Lysander Powers of Hardwick, 

March, 1842. 

Children : 

1117 i Joel Lysander* Powers, b. 17 Nov., 1843; m. Jennie E. Knight. 

1118 ii Frank* Powers, b. 19 Sept., 1846; m. Anna K. Garney of 

Marblehead, 6 Nov., 1872. She died 11 Sept., 1873, aged 30. 

1119 iii Elmer D.* Powers, b. 12 Dec, 1853; m. Anna W. Conant of 

Barre, 29 June, 1875. 


Alexander' Morton, son of James^ [Mary^, Samuel*, Benjamin*, 
William^ Thomas^] and Chloe [Forbush] Morton, was 
born in 1811. He married Martha Wheeler. 

Children : 

1120 i Lois* Morton, b. 1842; m. M. D. Clark. 

1121* ii George L.« Morton, b. 1846 ; m. . Three children. 


Vashney' Lord, son of Esther*' [Sarah% SamneP, Benjamin^, 
William-. Thomas^] Dexter and Joseph Lord, was born 19 
May, 1791. He married Sarah . 



1122 i Lausinda E.'* Lord, b. 26 July, 1826. 

1123 ii Vaslmoy' Lord, b. 20 Aug., 1828. 

1124 iii Luther'* Lord, b. 1 Nov., 1830. 

1125 iv Joseph G." Lord, b. 7 Nov., 1838. 


Alfred'^ Tucker, son of Sally^ [Sarah^ Samuel*, Benjamin^ Wil- 
liam^, Thomas^] Dexter and Joshua Tucker, Avas born in 

1808, and died 26 April, 1866. He married (1) Mary ; 

she was born in 1810, and died 21 June, 1838; (2) . 

Children : 

1126 i Wilcott* Tucker, b. 1835; d. 1858. 

1127 ii Addison* Tucker, b. 11 Oct., 1845. 


SamueF Morton, son of Hannah'^ [Benjamin^, Samuel*, Benja- 
min^, William^, Thomas^] Dexter and Benjamin^ Morton, 
Jr., was born in 1796. He married . 

Children : 

1128 i Harrison^ Morton, b. 1813; m. . Son, Williarii Morton. 

1129* ii Shatley^ Morton, b. 1815. 

1130* iii Benjamin' Morton, b. . 

1131* iv Almon' Morton, b. 1820. 

1132 V Louisa' Morton, b. 1822; never married. 

1133 vi Betsey' Morton, b. 1827; m. Winfield Baker. 

1134 vii Dexter' Morton, b. 1829; m. . Son, William Morton. 

1135 viii Mary' Morton, b. 1831; m. John .Tohee. 

1136 ix Sylvester' Morton, b. 1832 ; m. . Son, Frank Morton. 


Anna^ Dexter, daughter of Benjamin® [Benjamin^ Samuel*, 
Benjamin^ "VVilliam^ Thomas^] and Betsey [Leg-g] Dexter, 


was born 31 IMarch, 1806, and died 30 Sept., 1849. She 
married, 24 June, 1834, Job Fry, the son of Job and Pen- 
nald (Drake) Fry. He was born in 1802, and married for 
his first wife, Florella Clark, who was born 27 Dec, 1806, 
and died 7 Ang., 1833. He then married Anna Dexter, 24 
June, 1834. She died 30 Sept., 1849. He then married 
Luthervia (Robinson) Burt of Ware, 15 April, 1851. He 
died in 1868. . 

He had two children by first wife, and four by second 
wife : 

1137 i F. ATviUa** Fry, b. 25 April, 1831; d. 9. April, 1901; m. 

George W. Dexter, 27 May, 1856. 

1138 ii Ellen S.^ Fry, b. 29 July, 1833; m. Charles C. Patterson, 3 

Sept., 1854. Now lives in Florida. 

1139 iii Elizabeth Ann* Fry, b. 28 Feb., 1835 ; d. in California, 19 Nov., 

1903; m. John Sampson in 1866. 

1140 iv Job Warren* Fry, b. 30 Aug., 1837; d. 5 July, 1838. 

1141 V Martha Jane* Fry, b. 14 Aug., 1840; d. 5 Nov., 1851. 

1142 vi George Dexter* Fry, b. 14 Nov., 1842; d. 27 Aug., 1844. 


Amasa'^ Dexter, son of Benjamin^ [Benjamin^, Samuel*, Benja- 
min^, William^, Thomas^] and Betsey [Legg] Dexter, was 
bom 3 Dec, 1808, at Orange, where he spent the early 
years of his life. He married 21 Feb., 1833, Roanna Allen 
of Joy, Me., and they went to keeping house in the old home- 
stead. They remained there until after their second child 
was born, when they moved to Wendell, where they remained 
about twenty years, and there his other children were born. 
While there he worked in a mill. Upon his return they 
settled upon the old farm, living in the house built by 
George W. Dexter, and there they died, she in January, 
1866, and he in October, 1883. He made several transfers 
of property between 1837 and 1866, but devoted his. later 
years to farming. 

They had eight children: 


1143* i Trustum DiirelP Dexter, b. in Orange, 7 July, 1834; d. by acci- 
dent at Clinton, 4 May, 1904; m. Mary Susan Calligan in 
1862. She was born 8 Sept., 1840. 

1144* ii Benjamin Allen* Dexter, b. 25 Oct., 1836; m. Laura O. Webb, 
4 April, 1860. 

1145 iii Edward S.* Dexter, b. 22 Jan., 1838; d. 19 Dec, 1840. 

1146 iv Lucy H.* Dexter, b. 10 Dec, 1840; d. 27 July, 1841. 

1147* V Eliliu Osgood Clark' Dexter, b. 12 Aug., 1842; m. Mary Jane 

Miner, 1867. 
1148" vi Hejihzibah* Dexter, b. 24 Jan., 1845; m. Henry Davis Barber, 

1149* vii Hoyt* Dexter, b. 20 Aug., 1847; ni. Anna M. Scott, 20 Sept., 

1150* viii Anna' Dexter, b. 13 Aug., 1850; d. 7 Jan., 1904; m. (1) B. F. 

Miner, 1870; (2) Charles Stevens, 1884. 


Moses' Dexter, son of Benjamin*' [Benjamin^ Samuel^ Benja- 
min^ William^, Thomas^] and Betsey [Legg] Dexter, was 
born 26 Jan., 1811, and died 22 Dee., 1846. He married 
Persis Lord, 13 April, 1837. She was horn 15 Nov., 1813, 
daughter of Joseph Lord and Unity W. (Euggles) Lord. 
She married (2) Reuben Jennison (born 24 Feb., 1800), 
1 Jan., 1850. He was a son of Nathaniel and Catharine 
(Sibley) Jennison. One child, W. R. Jennison, born 11 
March, 1853. 

1151* i Joseph L.' Dexter, b. 7 Jan., 1838; m. Sarah J. Wood, 7 Oct., 

1152* ii Remember' Dexter, b. 11 Dec, 1841 ; m. M. Louisa Sheldon, 29 
Sept., 1868. 

Robert^ Lord, the first of this line to arrive in this coun- 
try, was at Ipswich in 1636 ; was Representative in 1638, town 
clerk, clerk of courts and register of deeds. He married 
Mary Waite, and had a family of eight children. He died 
in 1638. 

Thomas- Lord, son of Robert^, was born in 1633 at Ip- 
swich. He married Alice Rand, and had a family of eight 


Joseph^ Lord, son of Thomas^, was born in Charlestown, 
Mass., 30 June, 1672. He graduated from Harvard in 1691. 
From 1692 to 1695 he taught school in Dorchester. He 
married Abigail Hinckley, daughter of Governor Thomas 
Hinckley (by his first wife), on 3 June, 1698. In 1695 he 
was ordained pastor and went to South Carolina, where he 
remained twenty years. He returned to Massachusetts, and 
in 1720 was installed pastor of a church in Chatham, where 
he continued to preach until his death in 1748. He had 
eight children. 

Joseph* Lord, son of Joseph^ was born 27 Sept., 1704. 
He was graduated from Harvard College in 1726, and prac- 
ticed medicine in Sunderland, Mass. In September, 1735, 
he, with four others, went to Athol, he being one of the 
first settlers of that place. He became the principal man of 
the town. He was the first doctor, the first preacher, the 
first magistrate, first treasurer, the first tax gatherer and the 
first surveyor. At length a misunderstanding arose between 
Mr. Lord and the proprietors, and for some reason he 
refused to give up the books and records which he had in 
his possession, and an action was brought against him for 
their recovery. The court rendered a judgment against 
him in November, 1759, for £1000. The result was, Mr. 
Lord left Athol and went to Putney, Vt. (then New Hamp- 
shire), where he lived thirty years, holding high and respon- 
sible positions. .By commission dated --16 July, 1766, he 
was appointed second .judge of the Inferior Court of Com- 
mon Pleas, and justice of the peace for Cumberland County. 
He died at Westmoreland, N.H., 7 Dec, 1788, aged 85 years. 
He had seven children. 

Thomas^ Lord, son of Dr. Joseph*, was born 17 Jan., 
1736. He married Leonard Smith, 18 Oct., 1760. They had 
eleven children. He was one of the minute-men at the alarm 
at Lexington. 

Joseph® Lord, son of Thomas^ was born 26 Oct., 1763, and 
died 1 July, 1832. He married (1) Esther Johnson, 31 
Jan., 1786: she died in 1807: (2) Unity W. Ruggies. 15 
Sept., 1805 : she was born 9 Nov.. 1780-2, and died in 1840. 


Persis' Lord, daughter of Joseph'', was born in 1813. She 
married ]\Ioses Dexter, 13 April, 1837. (See .Moses Dexter 
account, 702.) 


David' Dexter, son of Benjamin^ [Benjamin'', SamueP, Benja- 
min^ William^, Thomas^] and Betsey [Leg-g] Dexter, was 


born at Orange, ]Mass., 10 April, 1813, and died at Black 
River, N. Y., 9 Aug., 1880. 

On Nov. 5, 1835, he was married to Maria Hubbard, 
daughter of Daniel and Susan (Eddy) Hubbard of Royal- 
ston, Mass. She was born 28 July, 1812, and died at Black 
River, N. Y., 10 July, 1895. 

David Dexter was educated in the common schools of his 
native town. As a young man he was a carpenter and 
joiner. In 1838, on account of his health, he found it neces- 


saiy to leave his home in Orange, and go to Black River, 
where he decided to locate. 

He made a contract with Nelson Scott to build a chair 
factory, and, returning to Massachusetts in the fall of 1839, 
he moved his family, consisting of his wife and one son, 
Everett, to Black River, making the trip overland in 

Four years later he returned to Orange on a visit, taking 
his family Avith him. The trip was made by carriage, the 
provisions carried in a large cheese-box under the seat, and 
the nights spent at road-houses along the way. 

He enlarged the original factory buildings from time to 
time, admitting in 1864 his son, Everett, as junior partner. 
In 1866 the entire factory was burned. Before breakfast 
the next morning after the fire, he went to the owner of 
another shop and made a bargain to buy it. The factory 
was at once rebuilt on a larger scale. The business con- 
stantly increased in size until at the time of his death 
seventy men were employed. The rough log direct from the 
woodsman was rolled in at one end of the building and came 
out at the other a completed chair. 

His reputation was second to none in the country for good 
work, and the "Dexter chairs" found a ready market all 
over the United States and Canada and in Europe. His 
word was considered as good as his bond. He was an 
excellent mechanic and was ready to adopt new machinery 
and ideas as they were developed. He built many machines 
from his own plans. 

He was active in public improvement and did much to 
promote the building of Carthage, Watertown and Sacketts 
Harbor Railroad, which connected with the Utica & Black 
River Railroad at Carthage, and the Rome, "Watertown & 
Ogdensburg Railroad at "Watertown. This road was a 
means of greatly developing the business at Black River. 
He was a director of the railroad from the beginning until 
his death. He was the principal mover in the erection of a 
church in his village, and after the completion, his money 
chiefly maintained it. 


At his death in 1880, his estate, consisting of the factory 
and some real estate, was left to his wife and two sons, 
Everett and Erwin. 

Children : 

1153 i Everett Augustus* Dexter, b. 3 Aug., 1836; d. 12 March, 1893. 

1154 ii DanieP Dexter, b. 31 May, 1841 ; d. 11 May, 1842. 

1155 iii Charles' Dexter, b. 3 Jan., 1845; d. 12 Aug., 1857. 

1156 iv David Erwin* Dexter, b. 8 Feb., 1849. 


Aaron^ Dexter, son of Benjamin" [Benjamin^, SamueP, Benja- 
min^, William", Thomas^] and Betsey [Legg] Dexter, was 
born 12 July, 1815, and died in 1896. He married Hester 
McLean. She was born in 1819, and died in 1888. 

He was born at Orange and educated in the schools of 
that town. Soon after 1840 he moved to Black River, N. Y., 
where his brother David had established a manufactory of 
chairs, and for a time he was associated with him in the 
business, but later he sold his interest to David, but 
remained as an employee. 

No children. 


Simeon^ Dexter, seventh son and ninth child of Benjamin® 
[Benjamin^ Samuel*, Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] and 
Frances [Tuttle] Dexter, was born 30 Aug., 1822, in 
Orange, and grew up on his father's farm. By 
intelligent use of his opportunities in the com- 
mon schools of his native town, he was enabled 
to teach school as a beginning in independent 
effort. About the time of his majority he suffered a frac- 
ture of his wrist, and soon after went to Boston, where he 
secured employment in a wholesale grocery establishment 
owned bv an uncle. While there he dislocated the same 



wrist while at work, and made a visit to his half-brothers, 
David and Aai'on, at Black River, while recovering the use 
of his arm. This was in 1844. The elder brother had estab- 
lished a chair factory, in which the second was employed, 

and to whose activity and usefulness much of the success of 
the enterprise was owing. Simeon decided to cast his lot 
with his brothers, and entered the employ of the elder in 
the shop as soon as he was able to work. After a year he 
became a partner in the business, w^hich was then conducted 


under the title of 1). & S. Dexter, until 5 December, 1857, 
when Simeon sold out his interest. The factory at that 
time was located on the south side of the river, where 
Simeon lived. On the 1st of January, 1858, he moved to 
the north side, in the town of Leray, and began the manu- 
facture of a wire-tooth hay rake, which he continued until 
1870. At the same time he managed the farm which he had 
purchased and on which he lived and maintained his shop. 
Most of his manufacturing- was done in the winter, and 
chiefly by himself, and w^as made quite profitable. In 1870 
]\Ir. Dexter went to Watertown and purchased a half inter- 
est in the Excelsior Mills, then owned by Moulton & Herrick, 
and the new firm became Dexter & Herrick. For five years 
this arrangement was continued until failing health com- 
pelled ]\Ir. Dexter to retire. In 1876 he returned to Black 
River and continued to reside there until his death, 13 
Aug., 1898, when his seventy-sixth year was almost 

Upon the death of his younger son, he became part owner 
of the chair factory of the latter, but did not operate it. 

About 1873, while residing in Watertown, Mr. Dexter 
united with the Arsenal Street Methodist Church, in which 
he served for some time as steward. On returning; to Black 
River he transferred his membership and was trustee and 
steward of the local church. In early life he acted polit- 
ically with the Whig party, and he was a member of the 
Jefferson County convention in which the Republican party 
was locally organized, as colleague of his father-in-law, 
Phineas Hardy, and was ever after a loyal supporter of its 
principles. He did not desire to enter the public service and 
avoided office-holding-. 

He w^as married 10 Dec, 1851, to Maria Hardy, third 
child and eldest daughter of Phineas and Sarah (Howland) 
Hardy. Their children were Henry C, Charles P. and 
Fanny Sarah, and two who died in infancy. 

Simeon Dexter was a man of unusual intelligence and 
grasp of affairs. He was an extensive reader, and his excel- 
lent memory enabled him to make use of his information. 










Witli native acnmen, lie arrived at soimd conclusions, grasp- 
ing details withont exhaustive examination; was cheerful, 
and he was a pleasant companion and popular with all 
classes of people. His demise was mourned by all who knew 

Children : 

1157^ i Henry Clay*' Dexter, b. 4 May, 1858 ; m. Clara Louise Tisdale, 
Charles Phineas' Dexter, b. 2 Sept., 1860 ; d. 3 May, 1886. 
Sarah Frances^ Dexter, b. 4 Oct., 1862 ; d. 12 Feb., 1885. 
Anna M.^ Dexter, b. 21 Aug., 1864; d. 7 Sept., 1864. 
Maria' Dexter, b. 1865; d. 1868. 


Betsey' Dexter, daughter of Benjamin^ [Benjamin^, Samuel*, 
Benjamin^, William^ Thomas^] and Frances [Tuttle] Dex- 
ter, was born 30 May, 1825. She married Luther Ramsey, 
6 May, 1846 ; he was born 21 Aug., 1821, and died in 1902. 
In early life Mr. Ramsey manufactured what was known as 
the ' ' Orange sleigh, ' ' but was for many years the principal 
undertaker in Orange, and at his decease his son continued 
the business. 

Children : 

1162* i Orrin B.* Eams'ey, b. in Orange, 24 May, 1848. 

1163 ii Augusta A.' Kamsey, b. 4 Aug., 1851; m. Edgar Ephraim 

Howard of Winchester, N. H., 15 May, 1872; he was born 29 

March, 1851. 
1164" iii Horace HartwelP Eamsey, b. 25 June, 1857 ; m. Lillian Clark. 


Samuel Stillman' Dexter, son of Benjamin^ [Benjamin^, 
SamueP, Benjamin^ William^ Thomas^^] and Frances 
[Tuttle] Dexter, was born at Orange, 4 March, 1829. He 
married ]Maria C. Dewey, 5 Sept., 1855 ; she was born 18 
Feb., 1831. 



) ( 

He "was born the day on Avhicli Andrew Jackson was 
inaugurated President of the United States. He acquired 
his elementary education in the public school of Orange: 
afterwards he pursued his studies at the Shelburne Falls 
Academy, at the seminary at Gouverneur, N. Y., at the 
Westfield Normal School, and at the Lancaster Normal 
School, earning his. own way. During the seven years after 


finishing his normal course, he taught in the high school at 
Hartford, Ct. ; Rockport, Orange and Oxford in his native 
State. He then took up the business of civil engineer, land 
surveyor and conveyancer. In 1871 he received appointment 
as justice of the peace. His business gave him an intimate 
acquaintance with the local history of his o^vn and neigh- 
boring towns. 

He was active in advancing the educational and literary 


interests of liis town, serving with fidelity on the School 
Board for ten years, and as Library Committee for an equal 
length of time. He was also an influential member of the 
Board of Trade. He and Sylvester Davis were the leading 
spirits in forming the Orange Historical and Antiquarian 
Society, and contributed a large share of the articles that 
compose the collection of that Society. 

Keenly observant of nature in his travels over New Eng- 
land and NeAv York State, he was constantly studying plant 
and animal life and the geology and mineralogy of the 
regions through which he passed. To ride with him about 
the country and see nature with his e3''es, was counted a 
privilege by his friends. 

In 1892 he contributed a very fine historical sketch of the 
town of Orange which was used in the centennial number of 
the Greenfield. Gazette. In conversation his fund of anec- 
dotes of local characters and reminiscences, seemed inex- 
haustible. He died 27 Nov., 1897. 

Children : 

1165* i Herman Francis^ Dexter, b. in Orange, 13 Oct., 18.58; m. Ella 

S. Browning of San Francisco, in 1884. 
1166* ii Caroline Mary^ Dexter, b. 5 Sept., 1860; m. Martin W. Mayo, 

23 June, 1885. 
1167* iii Edward Mansfield' Dexter, b. 2 Oct., 1864; m. ISTellie Gertrude 

1168 iv John Bernard* Dexter, b. 3 Aug., 1866; d. 3 Jan., 1868. 
1169* V Maurice Lynde' Dexter, b. 3 May, 1869; m. Martha Stella 

Foskett of Orange. 


George W.' Dexter, son of Benjamin^ [Benjamin^, Samuel*, 
Benjamin", AA^illiam^, Thomas^] and Frances [Tuttle] Dex- 
ter, was born 6 April, 1831. He married Florella Arville 
Fi7'. daughter of Job Fry of Athol, Mass., 27 May, 1856. 
She was born 25 April, 1831, and died 9 April, 1891, aged 
69 years 11 months 15 days. 



He built a house iu the east part of the towu on a farm 
adjoining- his home and farmed for twenty-seven years. He 
moved to the viHage and worked iu tlie New Home shop a 
few years; then, as his health was failing, he went to work 
carpentering. He built the house where he now lives in 
1870. He is a member of the Baptist Church, and for 
twentv-one rears seca-etarv and treasurer of the Miller's 




River Baptist Association. For a while he was superin- 
tendent of the Sunday- school. 

Of very even disposition, always cheerful, sociable, quiet 
and amiable, he had a kind word for every one, looking on the 
bright side of life. He always voted the Republican ticket. 
He has been President of the Dexter Family Association for 
a number of years. 

Children : 

1170* i George Edwarcr Dexter, b. fG Dec, 18.57; m. Minnie Emmelin 
Graves, 24 Oct., 1878. 


1171 ii Arthur Fry« Dexter, b. 10 March, 1863 ; d. 14 Aug., 1864. 
1172* iii Herbert Eugene^ Dexter, b. 9 Feb., 1865; m. Ina M. Dow, 27 

Nov., 1884. 
1173 iv Mora Ella« Dexter, b. 27 Jan., 1867; d. 25 March, 1868. 
1174* V Mary Lizzie^ Dexter, b. 19 Nov., 1869; m. Israel Newton, 19 

Oct., 1892. Child, Grace May Newton, b. 7 July, 1893. 
1175 vi Lucia Frances' Dexter, b. 4 March, 1871. 


Dexter' Davis, son of Lncy*^ [Benjamin^, Samuel*, Benjamin^, 
William", Thomas^] Dexter and John^ Davis, was born at 
Orange, Mass., 11 Nov., 1807, and died in 1857. He spent 
his early years on his father 's farm and went to the district 

He married Emily Holden, a native of Orange, 27 Nov., 
1828, and they boiight a part of the farm from his father 
and made their home there until 1841. 

He carried on a general store in the village in company 
with Otis Brooks, and at the same time farmed it to some 
extent. In 1841 he sold out his store and took as part pay- 
ment 14,000 pails, and these he shipped to New York and 
went there to dispose of them. He afterwards traveled 
through the State in search of a place to start the business of 
manufacturing woodenware. He finally located upon a 
tract near Corning, N. T., and there he and his brothers, 
Daniel and Norris, went into business. They built a mill 
and put men into the woods to cut the timber from which 
to make pails. At first they shipped these to New York by 
canal. After some years he sold out to his brother and 
moved his family into the village, where he and his son 
opened a grocery store. 

He was a man of good judgment and was held in high 
esteem by his neighbors. He was trial justice for several 
years and also held other offices. He was a Methodist and 
held the office of class leader.' He was a member of the 
Free Masons, and at his death in 1857 was buried with 
Masonic honors. 

His widow married for her second husband Rev. Mr. 
Smith of Corning, N. Y. She died 10 Nov., 1889, aged 81 
years 9 months 12 days. 


Three children : 

1176* i Nelson Dexter" Davis, b. in Orange, 20 Sept., 1829. 

1177 ii Elizabeth Emily" Davis, b. 30 Aug., 1831 j m. Wellington 

Stewart of Corning, N. Y., in June, 1853; she died 26 Feb., 
1855, leaving a girl baby 13 days old. 

1. Elizabeth Davis" Stewart, b. 13 Feb., 1855; never mar- 
ried ; resided with her uncle Lynval in Corning. 

1178 iii Lynval Amos" Davis, b. in Orange, 15 Nov., 1834; m. Kate 

Bache, 1 Sept., 1865. No family. Mr. Davis was a soldier in 
the Civil War, and after the war settled in the oil regions in 
Pennsylvania, and remained there until 1890, when they 
returned to Corning, and have resided there since. He is a 
carpenter by occupation. 


Norris^ Davis, son of Lucy^ [Benjamin^ Samuel*, Benjamin^, 
William^, Thomas^] Dexter and John*' Davis, was born at 
Orange, 17 Oct., 1810, and died 1 July, 1872. He married 
(1) Lucy Ann Howard, 30 Oct., 1831. She was born 31 
July, 1811, and died 8 April, 1856. They had four chil- 
dren. He married (2) Mrs. Lucy Hill, 12 March, 1857. 
They had three children. 

His father, John Davis, deeded him land in Athol in 
1832. He also bought a tract of land in 1845 of L. P. Whit- 
ney, 100 acres. He bought a tract in Orange of John Davis 
in 1842. He bought a shed and the land it stood upon, near 
the Baptist Church in Athol, in 1838, and about this time 
moved into the red house east of the house of his father. In 
1843 he moved to western New York and carried on the 
pail business with his brothers, Dexter and Daniel. He sold 
out his interest to his brother Daniel and went into the man- 
ufacture of cheese quite extensively. 

Children : 

1179* i Erastus Andrew^ Davis, b. in Orange, 25 Nov., 1832. 

1180 ii Philetus A.« Davis, b. 31 May, 1835 ; d. 24 Feb., 1836. 

1181* iii Cynthia Ann^ Davis, b. in Orange, 4 July, 1837. 

1182 iv Josephine Augusta" Davis, b. in Orange, 13 Jan., 1841 ; m. 

Andrew J. Carton, Oct., 1864; child b. 4 July, 1865; mother 

and child d. 23 July, 1865. 



1183 V Willie E/ Davis, b. 10 March, 1858; d. 7 March, 1861. 

1184 vi George E.^ Davis, b. 14 May, 1859. 

1185 vii Cassie D.^ Davis, b. 13 March, 1861 ; d. 25 May, 1862. 


Narcissa" Davis, daughter of Lucy^ [Benjamin^, SamueP, Ben- 
jamin^, William^, Thomas^] Dexter and Jolin^ Davis, was 
born at Orange, Mass., 30 Nov., 1812. She married John 
Warden of "Worcester, Mass., in 1837. 


She lived at home until her marriage, going to school in 
District No. 6. At her marriage she moved to Worcester 
and lived in the Warden homestead (see ent) . In 1841 she 
and her husband moved to Norwich, Ct., but only stayed 
there a year. After their return they built a new house east 
of the old homestead (see cut), and this was their home until 
her death in 1891. 

After the decease of her husband in 1865, she continued 
to reside on Park Street, making a home for her children 
(her daughter, Abbie L. Carpenter, occupying a tenement 



jjijijiiji [jllii iiiM^^^^^^^^ 



(Taken 1846.) 



in the house). She was an active member of the Methodist 
Church as long as health permitted. The last years' of her 
life were years of ill health and suffering, which she bore 
with Christian fortitude. 

Her husband, John Warden, son of SamueP and Tamasin 
(Harrington) Warden, was born in Worcester, 13 Feb., 
1814, and received his education in the public schools. He 
learned the business of a merchant tailor and for many 


years carried on the business on Main Street. He was 
extensively engaged in real estate transactions. He was a 
prominent member of the Park Street Methodist Church 
and was instrumental in buying the land and building that 
church. He died in 1865. 

Children : 

1186* i Abbie Louise** Warden, b. 7 Jan., 1840; m. Charles Hudson 



1187* ii John Davis* Warden, b. 3 Dec, 1844; m. Sarah L. Nichols. 
1188* iii William Albert' Warden, b. 2 March, 1852; m. Ella M. Durfee. 


Daniel' Davis, son of Lucy® [Benjamin^ SamueP, Benjamin^, 
William-, Thomas^] Dexter and John'' Davis, was born iu 
Orange, Mass., 21 Jan., 1816, and died at Caton, N. Y.. 20 


March, 1900. He married Ruth Bates, daughter of Frank 
and Mary Bates of Phillipston, Mass. 

He spent his early days on the farm where he was bom, 
but went South in 1838 and remained five years. In the 
early forties he went with his brothers, Norris and Dexter, 
into the centre of New York State and bought a large tract 
of land and built a pail manufactory, and for many years 
manufactured pails, which were shipped to New York 



market by canal. The business was very successful. Daniel 
afterwards bought the land from his brothers and for many 
years was a successful farmer, owning lots Nos. 1 and 24 in 
Caton to^\Tiship. 

In 1844 he went to Worcester and was married at the 
home of his sister, Narcissa Warden, to Miss Ruth Bates. 


Daniel was a man of quiet manner, of excellent judgment, 
and was honored by his townsmen by election to office many 
times. He was for sixteen years, prior to 1880, trial 
justice. He was highly respected wherever he was known 
and lived a long and useful life. He died 20 March, 1900, 
aged 84 years 2 months. His widow and three children 
survive him. 

Children : 
1189* i Edwin F.' Davis, b. 28 May, 1846; m. Jennie M. Dow, 1870. 





1190* ii Lucy E.* Davis, b. 20 May, 1850; m. (1) John C. White, 20 
Feb., 1870; (2) Harvey Wood, 6 Feb., 1878. 

1191* iii Mary E." Davis, b. 11 Nov., 1852; m. Frank H. Dow, 15 Sept., 


Lucy Ann^ Davis, daughter of Luey^ [Benjamin^ Samuel*, Ben- 
jamin^ William^, Thomas^] Dexter and John'^ Davis of 
Orange, was born 21 Dec, 1818, and died 4 May, 1900. She 
married Keuel Barber of Worcester, 10 June, 1840. He 
died 3 April, 1843, at the age of 32 years. She continued to 
live in Worcester, making a home for her son until his mar- 
riage, when she made her home with them until her death, 4 
May, 1900. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church from 1839 until her death. 

Mr. Eeuel Barber was a carpenter by trade and was 
building the house on Park Street for his brother-in-law, 
John Warden, when he was taken with his last sickness. He 
was a very earnest Christian gentleman and was a class 
leader in the Methodist Church at time of his death. 



One child: 

1192* i Henry Davis' Barber, b. 13 Oct., 1841 ; m. Hephzibah Dexter, 10 
June, 1867. • 
(See under Hephzibah Dexter, No. 1148.) 


Sylvester'^ Davis, son of Lucy^ [Benjamin^, Samuel*, Benjamin*, 
William^, Thomas^] Dexter and John'' Davis, was born in 
Orange, 8 Sept., 1822, and died 21 April, 1904. He married 18 


Jan., 1844, Catherine Underwood Johnson of Barre, Mass. She 
was born 24 Oct., 1821, and died 9 Sept., 1893. She was 
the daughter of Perry and Catherine (Underwood) John- 
son of Barre. 

Sylvester was educated in the schools of the village, going 
to the school in District No. 6 ; he also went one year to Wil- 
braham Academy. He taught school one year at Somers, 
Conn. He first engaged in business in the general store of 
Dexter Davis and Otis Brooks; then went to Worcester 


with the intention of learning the carpenter's trade of his 
brother-in-law, Reuel Barber, but Mr. Barber dying about 
this time, he returned to the farm, where he spent the 
remainder of his days. In 1843 he bought twenty- 
five acres of land from his father on the road 
from Asa Lord's to Moses Dexter 's, and at the death 
of his father, in 1846, he came into possession of the home 
farm; his mother making her home with him during the 
remainder of her life. He was of an inventive 
and mechanical turn of mind, and there were many 
things about his home and in the homes of his friends 
to remind one of the fact. He was a thrifty and enterpris- 
ing man and accumulated considerable property. 

Mr. Davis died 21 April, 1904, after a long illness, and was 
buried in the family lot at North Orange, a-nd was survived 
by four daughters. 

Children : 

Georgjianna* Davis, b. 2 June, 1846. 
Alfradina^ Davis, b. 6 Oct., 1849. 
Harriet* Davis, b. 16 Jan., 1851. 
Jennie E." Davis, b. 14 Marcli, 1854. 


Phebe'^ Thurston, daughter of Phebe^ [Benjamin^, Samuel*, 
Benjamin^ William-, Thomas^] Dexter and Levi Thurston, 
was bom 20 April, 1804, and died 13 Aug., 1875. She 
married (1) Willard Walker of Royalston; (2) Israel Lamb 
of Phillipston, 1836. 

Children : 

1197* i Sabrina^ Walker, b. 10 March, 1829. 

1198* ii Delina^ Walker, b. 31 Jan., 1831. 

1199* iii Harriet' Walker, b. 30 Dec, 1833. 

1200 iv Frances M.* Lamb, b. 2 July, 1837; d. 19 Feb., 1859; m. 

George O. Eichardson of Royalston, Mass. : he was born 16 

Nov., 1836, and died .^0 May, 1874 











Priscilla' Thurston, daughter of Phebe® [Benjamin^, Samuel*, 
Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] Dexter and Levi Thurston, 
was bom 20 April, 1804. She married Eichard French, 23 
Sept., 1824. He was born 23 Nov., 1800, and died 29 Sept., 
1884. He was son of Adams and Azubah French and was 
a wheelwright by trade. 

Children : 

1201 i Levi F.^ French, b. 9 April, 1825; never married. Moved to 

California iff 1849 and died there. 
1202* ii Abijah' French, b. 22 Nov., 1829. 

1203 iii Priscilla E.^ French, b. 7 Oct., 1831; tmmarried. 

1204 iv Augusta' French, b. 21 Oct., 1835; d. at Worcester, 1871; m. 

Horace L. Jones, son of John C. Jones of Wilbraham; he was 
born in 1841. No children. 

1205 V Arvilla' French, b. 21 Oct., 1835; d. 1838. 
1206" vi Maria' French, b. 15 Dec, 1839. 
1207* vii Charles H.' French, b. 9 Nov., 1846. 


Harriet'^ Thurston, daughter of Phebe® [Benjamin^, Samuel*, 
Benjamin', William^, Thomas^] Dexter and Levi Thurston, 
was born 6 Jan., 1806, and died 22 May, 1869. She mar- 
ried Jolm Cheney of Orange. He was born 26 Feb., 1802, 
and died . 

Children : 

1208 i Julia Ann' Cheney, b. 20 July, 1827 ; d. 2 Sept., 1834. 

1209 ii John Humphrey' Cheney, b. 16 Aug., 1831; m. Elmira Howard, 


1210 iii Laura Ann' Cheney, b. 3 March, 1836; m. James Swift, 1855. 

1211 iv Nathan Parmenter' Cheney, b. 23 Aug., 1838; m. Caroline 



Susan" Thurston, daughter of Phebe^ [Benjamin^ Samuel*, 
Benjamin^ William^, Thomas^] Dexter and Levi Thurston, 


was born in Oran<>e, 8 Jan., 1808. She married Ira Whit- 
ney of Athol. He was born 30 July, 1807. 

Children : 

1212* i George W.» Whitney, b. 3 May, 1833. 

1213* ii Nathan H.' Whitney, b. 9 Feb., 1835. 

1214* iii Levi I.» Whitney, b. in Athol, 1 Nov., 1836. 

1215 iv Parish H." Whitney, b. 5 Sept., 1838; m. Victoria Bronson, 1 

June, 1863. One child: Zelin M." Whitney, b. 1865. 

1216* V Hira M." Whitney, b. 19 June, 1842. 

1217 vi Susan H.* Whitney, b. 15 April, 1844; m. John Dalton of 

Tabor, Iowa, 1874. 

1218 vii Lydia S.' Whitney, b. 18 Nov., 1845; m. Orrin C. Havok, 29 

Oct., 1869. 

1219 viii Ira H.' Whitney, b. 14 July, 1849; m. Lizzie A. Eogers, 1873. 

She was b. 1853. 


Levi Thurston'^ Ball, son of Phebe^ [Benjamin^ SamueP, Ben- 
jamin^ William^, Thomas^] Dexter and Fordyce Ball, was 
born in 1811. He married Almira Adams. 

Four children : 

1220 i Phebe Ann* Ball; died young. 

1221 ii Maria Almira* Ball; m. Louis C. Ells. 
1222* iii John Levi* Ball; b. . 

1223* iv Joseph Elijah* Ball, b. . 


Elijah^ Ball, son of Phebe'' [Benjamin^ Samuel^ Benjamin^ 
William^, Thomas^] Dexter and Fordyce Ball, was born in 
1813. He married Sarah Clark. 

Two children: 

1224 i Mary Frances* Ball, b. 1 Dec, 1843; m. George E. Whittum. 

One child: Bertha Hastings" Whittum. 

1225 ii George Elijah* Ball; m. (1) Hattie Eeese (one child, Pauline 

Sarah' Ball) ; (2) Fanny J. Eaton. 



Hyder Alley^ Ball, son of Phebe*^ [Benjamin^, Samuel*, Benja- 
min^, William^, Thomas^] Dexter and Fordyce Ball, was 
born in 1815. He married Frances E. W. Johnson. 

Four cliildren: 

1226* i Albert H.« Ball, b. . 

1227 ii Lucy Maria^ Ball, b. ; m. Sanford L. Nestell. Two chil- 

dren: James Nestell, Frances Nestell. 

1228 iii Louis Caleb« Ball, b. ; m. (1) Lucy ; (2) Bertha 

Eay. One child: Eay Ball. 

1229 iv Frank William^ Ball, b. ; m. Nellie Carmen. Three 

children: Harry Ball, Jay Ball, Floyd Ball. 


Joseph Gilbert'^ Ball, son of Pliebe^ [Benjamin^, Samuel*, Ben- 
jamin^, William^, Thomas^] Dexter and Fordyce Ball, was 
born in Orange, 28 May, 1817. He married (1) Esther 
Preble, who was born in Anson, Me., 24 June, 1821, and 
died 22 Oct., 1856 ; two children, born in Boston. He mar- 
ried (2) .Cornelia M. Wiley, born in Weston, 18 March. 
1832; six children. 


1230 i Esther Elizabeth' Ball, b. in Boston, 6 Sept., 1849 ; m. Even E. 

MePherson. One child: Eoss McPherson. 

1231 ii Joseph Appleton' Ball, b. in Boston, 15 Nov., 1853; m. Annie 

B. McPherson. Three children: Joseph Norman Ball, Edith 
Preble Ball, Bertha Buckner Ball. 

1232 iii James Henry* Ball, b. in Boston, 22 Nov., 1858; m. (1) Stella 

Judson (one son, Herbert James Ball) ; (2) Minnie Lincoln. 

1233 iv Harry Perkins" Ball, b. in Boston, 18 Nov., 1861; m. Esther 

A. Dow. One child: Constance Lincoln Ball. 

1234 V Elijah* Ball, b. in Boston, 14 Sept., 1863; m. Clara A. Peter- 

son. One child: Eobert Elijah Ball. 

1235 vi Aaron Lawrence* Ball, b. in Cambridge, 12 Nov., 1866; m. 

Lillie C, Mark, Two children: Mary Adaline Ball, Euth 


1236 vii Benjamin Franklin" Ball, b. iu Cambridge, 14 Oct., 1869; d. 

13 June, 1874. 

1237 viii Samuel Wiley* Ball, b. 10 Feb., 1876. 


Joanna'^ Ball, daughter of Phebe^ [Benjamin"', Samuel*, Benja- 
min^, William-, Thomas^] Dexter and Fordyce Ball, was 
born 20 May, 1820, at Orange, Mass. She married 
Houghton Hall, at Orange, 26 July, 1849. She died 13 
Aug., 1862. She lived at home in her earlier years, but was 
working in Boston in 1844. 

Children : 

1238 i Willard Houghton^ Hall, b. in Troy, N. Y., 7 May, 1850; d. 

12 July, 1851. 
1239* ii Sarah Elizabeth' Hall, b. in Troy, N. Y., 6 May, 1852. 

1240 iii George Chandler^ Hall, b. in Troy, N. Y., 22 May, 1855; d. 

in Hardwick, 14 Jan., 1860. 

1241 iv Josephine Avigusta^ Hall, b. in Hardwick, 20 Nov., 1858; d. 

in Hardwick, 29 Sept., 1860. 

1242 V Jennie Louisa' Hall, b. in Hardwick, 30 July, 1861; d. 6 

Feb., 1862. 


Wilson'' Wheeler, son of Betsey*^ [Benjamin^, SamueP, Benja- 
min^, William^, Thomas^] Dexter and Zaccheus Wheeler, 
was born at Orange, Mass., 5 Oct., 1804, and died in 1887. 
He was educated in the village where he was born, remain- 
ing there until he was of age. He then went to Worces- 
ter, where he worked at his trade as carpenter, and there 
met Miss Catherine Holmes Warden, and in 1830 they 
were married and removed to Orange, where they remained 
until their decease, except a short time when they lived in 
Winchendon, where their daughter Sarah was born. At 
one time they lived in the west part of the to'wn near the 
Warwick line, while he superintended the building of the 



bridge at Wendell Depot. While here, Eliza and Evelena 
were born. They built a house on East Main Street, and 
here the other children were born. In the later years of his 
life he lived on the farm where John W. Wheeler's sum- 


mer home now is. His wife died 2 Aug., 1876, aged 71 

He was a man of affairs and was often called upon to 
administer estates of deceased persons. He held the office 
of deputy sheriff of Franklin County from 1852 to 1867. 
He died at Orange, 26 Dec, 1887, aged 83 years 2 months. 



Children : 

1243 i Catherine Elizabeth^ Wheeler, b. in Orange, 6 Feb., 1831; m. 

George P. Clark (widower), 26 Sept., 1860. He died 28 Jan., 
1893. They had no children. She now lives in Winchendon. 

1244* ii John Wilson* Wheeler, b. 20 Nov., 1832. 
















Sarah Warden^ Wheeler, b. 23 Nov., 1834. 

Erastus Otis' Wlieeler, b. 27 Oct., 1836. 

Emily Davis* Wheeler, b. 26 Sept., 1838; d. 24 Dec, 1887. 

Francis Dexter* Wheeler, b. 28 June, 1840. 

Eliza Ann* Wheeler, b. 16 June, 1842. 

Evelena Jane* Wheeler, b. 20 Aug., 1843. 

Nancy Maria* Wheeler, b. 3 Jan., 1845; d. 28 Aug., 1848. 




Betsey'' Wheeler, daughter of Betsey*^ [Benjamin^, Samuel*,^ 
Benjamin^ William^, Thomas^] Dexter and Zaccheus 
Wheeler, was born at Orange, Mass., 21 Jan., 1807, and 
died at Millbnry, Mass., 2 Dec, 1883. She married Simon 
Brown Poland of Winchendon, Mass., 28 Feb., 1829. 


Simon Brown Poland, son of William Poland and Betsey 
(Brown) Poland, was born at Winchendon, Mass., on the 
first day of June, 1802. 

He was the youngest of eleven children. He was brought 
up on his father's farm and attended the district school, as 
was the custom in those days, acquiring the usual edu- 
cation of a farmer boy of that period. 

At an early age he learned the carpenter's trade, in 
which he engaged while not otherwise occupied on his. 
father's farm. 



( ( 

He married, 28 l-i'eb., 182!), and soon after ac(inired a 
farm of liis own at Winchendon, Mass. Here all of his 
ten children were born. 

In the fall of 1854 he removed with his family to Mill- 
bnry, Mass., where he acquired another farm. One of his 
aims in moving to IMillbury was to secure a better educa- 
tion for his children. 


In 1865 he sold his farm at Millbury and returned with 
his family to Winchendon, where he continued to reside 
until 1870. In that year he again removed his family to 
Millbury, where he remained until his death, 20 Feb., 1873. 

While a resident both of Millbury and Winchendon, he 
served at different times as Prudential Committee of the 
school district, and also as a member of the Board of Over- 
seers of the Poor. 

Throughout his life he was universally beloved as well 
as respected by all who knew him. He was distinguished 


for his sturdy industry, his high civic integrity and his 
incorruptible honesty. He was buried in the Riverside 
Cemetery in Winchendon, Mass. 

Children : 

1252 i Wheeler' Poland, b. 1 Oct., 1830; m. Lucy E. Newton, 6 

April, 1854; she was born in Eoyalston, 12 June, 1828, and 
died 14 Aug., 1904. No children. 

1253* ii Sarah Maria* Poland, b. 1 July, 1832. 

1254* iii Mary Elizabeth' Poland, b. 3 Feb., 1834. 

1255* iv Charles Townsend' Poland, b. 11 Feb., 1836. 

1256* V Julia Augusta' Poland, b. 16 Nov., 1838. 

1257* vi Ellen Gracia' Poland, b. 24 Nov., 1840. 

1258* vii Emma Olive' Poland, b. 7 Oct., 1842. 

1259* viii Martin L.' Poland, b. 24 Aug., 1845., 

1260* Lx Stella E.' Poland, b. 8 Aug., 1848. 

1261* X Addison B.' Poland, b. 26 March, 1851. 

Samuel Poland (perhaps the son of John, who was killed in 1677) was 
in Ipswich as early as 1690, for he took part in the expedition to Canada 
in 1690, for which he afterwards received a grant of land in Ipswich, 
Canada (Winchendon). He was allowed to keep his horses on the com- 
mon, 1697 ; was freeman, 1707 ; was grantee of town of Winchendon, 1737, 
but did not move there; was killed by falling from a tree in 1747. In 
1712 he and James Poland were signers to a petition for a separate pre- 
cinct, and he was on the committee to build the new church. He had at 
least two sons, Joseph and Nathaniel, for in 1761 they sold his right in 
the land at Winchendon to Charles Tuttle. 

Joseph Poland, son of above Samuel, was born in 1702 or 1708 at 

Ipswich, and died in 1798. He married Elizabeth . They must 

have had two sons, William and Samuel, for they bought the farm at 
Winchendon together in 1786, Samuel in 1806 selling his half to William. 

William Poland, son of Jose:ph, was bom in Ipswich, 6 April, 1757, and 
removed to Winchendon in 1788. He married Betsey Brown in 1762, and 
they had eleven children, Simon Brown Poland being the youngest. 


Rev. John Wesley" Wheeler, son of Betsey® [Benjamin^, 
Samuel*, Benjamin', William^, Thomas^] Dexter and Zac- 
cheus Wheeler, was born in 1811. He married Nancy 
Foster of Grafton. He was a Methodist minister. 

One child: 
1262 i Nancy N.' Wheeler, b. 1838. 



Eliza Ann'' Wheeler, daughter of Betsey*^ [Benjamin^, SamueP, 
Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] Dexter and Zaccheus 
Wheeler, was born at Orange, Mass., 4 Oct., 1820, and died 
at Worcester, 17 Dec, 1896. She married Samuel Morse of 
Eoyalston, Mass. He was born at Royalston, 23 July, 1816, 
and died at Worcester, 30 Oct., 1876. He was a carpenter 
and builder by trade and followed that occupation in Roy- 
alston, Winehendon and Worcester. 

Children : 

1263 i Everett Larue' Morse, b. at Eoyalston, Jan., 1844; d. 28 Feb., 


1264 ii Everett Augustus' Morse, b. in Eoyalston, 10 June, 1845 ; m. 

at Worcester, 14 Oct., 1876, Josie Maria Paine, daughter of 
Francis and Nancy Paine of South Franklin, Mass. They 
now reside at Worcester, and have no children. 

1265 iii Sarah Jane' Morse, b. in Winehendon, Mass., 17 March, 1847; 

m. Thomas Edward Noyes of Worcester, son of Thomas and 
Mary (Stone) Noyes of Holliston, Mass., 1 Jan., 1870. They 
now reside at Eutland, Mass., and have no children. 

1266* iv Maria Angela' Morse, b. in Winehendon, Mass., 16 Sept., 1850. 

1267* V Elnora' Morse, b. in Worcester, 26 Oct., 1855. 

1268* vi Emma Elizabeth' Morse, b. in Worcester, 13 Dec, 1858. 

1269* vii Charles S.' Morse, b. at Worcester, 15 Sept., 1861; m. (1) 
Ella B. Osborn (one child, Florence Gertrude Morse, b. 26 
Feb., 1891); m. (2) Charlotte A. Townsend. 

1270 viii Alice Bertha' Morse, b. in Worcester, 4 July, 1868; un- 
married. Besides at Eichmond, Ind. 


George Warren'^ Wheeler, son of Betsey® [Benjamin^, SamueP, 
Benjamin^ William^, Thomas^] Dexter and Zaccheus 
Wheeler, was born at Orange, 19 Oct., 1826. He married 
Miriam Fales Titcomb of Bangor, Me., 9 Sept., 1853. She 
was born 5 Sept., 1834, at Bangor, Me. 

In early life Mr. Wheeler was in the hotel business in 
Cincinnati. He purchased Island No. 24 in the Mississippi 


River, and farmed it; he also cut off the wood. He also 
had a large number of government horses under his con- 
trol. Owing to the island being washed away by the action of 
the river, he moved to Missouri, where he sold off most of 
his stock and engaged in the grocery business for a time. 
Later he went into the hotel business and has been engaged 
in it the rest of his active business life. 

Children : 

1271 i Charles Alexander* Wheeler, b. in Cincinnati, Ohio, 24 Dec, 

18.58; m. Gertrude Bailey Whipple, 1 Jan., 1902. 

1272 ii Eugenia Tales' Wheeler, b. 30 Dec, 1860; d. 22 Aug., 1890; 

m. George W. Smith, 18 Oct., 1877. Two children: Edith E. 
Smith, b. 6 May, 1880; Lillien E. Smith, b. 21 Jan., 1882. 

1273 iii Susan Grace^ Wheeler, b. on Island No. 24, Mississippi Eiver, 

18 Sept., 1863. Now resides at Worcester. 


Loring' Dexter, son of Luke^ [Ephraim% Ephraim*, Benjamin^, 
Willianr, Thomas^] and Joanna [Pierce] Dexter, was born 
1 April, 1804, and died 5 Oct., 1882. He married (1) 
Achsah Dexter, 29 Nov., 1827 : five children, born in Fair- 
haven, Mass.; (2) Keziah Holmes, 28 Sept., 1836: two chil- 
dren, born in Fairhaven, Mass. 

Children : 

1274* i Achsah L.'* Dexter, b. 12 May, 1838; d. 5 Sept.j 1902. 

1275 ii Joanna P.* Dexter, b. 27 Jan., 1840; d. 6 Nov., 1903. 

1276 iii Clement E.' Dexter, b. 29 July, 1842; m. Annie Lee, 1 June, 

1881. Two children: Clara A. Dexter, born and died in 
1882; Grace E. Dexter, b. in Chicago, 8 May, 1885. 

1277 iv Mary D. T.' Dexter, b. 3 Nov., 1844; m. Horace L. Wood, 21 

May, 1867. One child: Lewis S. Wood, b. 1868; d. 1882. 

1278 V Abiel P. E.' Dexter, b. 30 Aug., 1846; m. Minerva Fountain, 

30 Jan., 1871. 
1279* vi Keziah L.^ Dexter, b. 16 Sept., 1828; d. 16 Aug., 1902. 
1280* vii Obadiah D.« Dexter, b. 12 March, 1832; d. 12 Aug., 1871. 



Gilmore^ Dexter, son of Luke** [Ephraim^ Ephraim^ Benja- 
mm^ William^ Thomas^] and Joanna [Pierce] Dexter, was 
born 7 Aug., 1807, and died 13 April, 1877. He married 
(1) Lucy A. Wing, 22 Dec, 1828; (2) Mary Andrews. He 
was a caulker by trade, and in later life lived on his farm 
and supplied the market with vegetables. 

Four children, born in Rochester, Mass. : 

1281 i James F.^ Dexter, b. 5 April, 1830; d. 1850. 

1282 ii William P." Dexter, b. 14 Jan., 1832; d. June, 1897; m. Eliz- 

abeth Bennett, 2 Nov., 1853. He was a caulker by trade and 
spent most of his life in New York, returning to New Bed- 
ford a few years before his death. 

1283 iii Luke^ Dexter, b. May, 1833; m. Nancy Durfee, 1853. Two 

children: Ada M. Dexter, b. 1855, d. 1892; James F. Dex- 
ter, b. . 

1284 iv Sarah F.' Dexter, b. 11 April, 1841; m. (1) Charles H. W. 

Jenney, 29 Sept., 1857; (2) Albert Shaw. 


Christina R.^ Dexter, daughter of Luke'' [Ephraim^ Ephraim*, 
Benjamin^ William^, Thomas^] and Joanna [Pierce] Dex- 
ter, was born 27 March, 1815, and died 8 Feb., 1900. She 
married Seth Cowen, 16 Feb., 1834. 

Fourteen children, all born in Rochester, Mass. : 

1285 i Sophronia D." Cowen, b. 26 Jan., 1835; d. 23 Oct., 1874; m. 

Joshua L. Macomber, 15 May, 1853. 

1286 ii Lydia P.^ Cowen, b. 22 Sept., 1836; d. 2 Feb., 1837. 

1287 iii Deborah D. L.« Cowen, b. 25 May, 1838; d. 29 April, 1847. 

1288 iv Lidora S." Cowen, b. 20 April, 1840; m. Charles Hall, 4 Oct., 


1289 V Lydia P.** Cowen, b. 29 Oct., 1841; m. Darius Wescott, 27 

Jan., 1858. 

1290 vi Seth L.« Cowen, b. 11 Sept., 1843; m. Elvira B. Abbott, 22 

Jan., 1864. 

1291 vii Mary W." Cowen, b. 2 Nov., 1846; m. Orris P. Huntley, 17 

March, 1867. 


1292 viii William P.* Cowen, b. 18 July, 1848; d. 17 Aug., 1853. 

1293 ix Joshua M.^ Cowen, b. 23 March, 1851; m. Kittie Compton, 19 

Feb., 1897. 

1294 X James F.' Cowen, b. 20 Jan., 1853; m. Sarah Aired, 3 March, 


1295 xi Lorenzo^ Cowen, b. 9 Dec, 1854; d. 11 Dec, 1854. 

1296 xii Charles' Cowen, b. 5 Sept., 1856; d. 2 Nov., 1856. 

1297 xiii Abner' Cowen, b. 7 Nov., 1858; d. 19 July, 1861. 

1298 xiv George' Cowen, b. 7 Feb., 1861; d. 20 Sept., 1861, 


Lorenzo D.'^ Dexter, son of Luke^ [Ephraim^, Ephraim*, Ben- 
jamin^, William-, Thomas^] and Joanna C. [Pierce] Dex- 
ter, was born 17 Nov., 1828, and died 16 June, 1853. She 
married Lurana K. Braley, 4 Aug., 1846. 

Two eMldren, born in New Bedford, Mass. : 

1299 1 Addie L.' Dexter, b. 9 Jan., 1852; m. Caleb Babcock, 25 

Sept., 1878. 

1300 ii Joan C Dexter, b. ; m. Paul Hathaway, 7 Dec, 1869. 


Captain Leonard S.'^ Dexter, son of Ephraim^ [Epbraim^, 
Ephraim^, Benjamin^ William^ Thomas^] and Eachel 
[Snow] Dexter, was born 26 Jan., 1811, and died 18 May, 
1853. He married Sarah Childs, 30 June, 1837. He was 
a captain of whaling vessels and made many successful 
voyages. He died while at sea. 

Two children, born in Falmouth: 

1301 i Edward T.' Dexter, b. 15 March, 1840; d. 2 Oct., 1868. Went 

to sea with his father and was with him when he died. 

1302 ii Henry M.' Dexter, b. 19 Jan., 1844. 


Calvin'^ Dexter, son of Ephraim^ [Ephraim^, Ephraim^, Benja- 
min', William^, Thomas^] and Rachel [Snow] Dexter, was 


born 9 Nov., 1812, and died 25 March, 1867. lie married 
Eunice K. Southworth, 25 Aug., 1853. lie was a whaling 
captain and commanded several vessels in the whale fish- 
ery. He was successful, and when he retired he made his 
home in South Dartmouth, Mass. 

Children, born in Dartmouth, Mass. : 

1303 i Elizabeth W.' Dexter, b. 25 Dec, 18.54; m. Ward W. Hart, 26 

Oct., 1875. One child: Edward Dexter Hart, b. 3 Nov., 1876. 
Mr. Hart runs express between Boston and Woburn. 

1304 ii Edward S.' Dexter, b. 23 June, 1859; d. 9 Aug., 1879. 

1305 iii Calvin S.' Dexter, b. 23 June, 1859; d. 25 Sept., 1860. 

1306 iv Kachel S.« Dexter, b. 21 March, 1861 ; d. 3 Oct., 1879. 

1307 V Calvin H.' Dexter, b. 27 Feb., 1862 ; d. 26 Oct., 1882. 


Lewis'' Dexter, son of Ephraim^ [Ephraim^ Ephraim^ Benja- 
min^ William^, Thomas^] and Rachel [Snow] Dexter, was 
bom 16 Oct., 1820. He married Martha Robbins. He was 
a house carpenter and worked in New Bedford many years, 
and for several years during the last of his life he resided in 
New York. 

Children, born in New Bedford, Mass. : 

1308 i Mary E.' Dexter, b. 5 Aug., 1844; m. Isaac S. Lanigave, 7 

Dec, 1868. 

1309 ii Albertina E.^ Dexter, 1 Jan., 1852; m. Charles Smith, 20 

April, 1869. 

1310 iii Eunica* Dexter, b. 31 July, 1854; m. Charles E. Eolston, 2 

July, 1876. 

1311 iv Lewis L.^ Dexter, b. 10 June, 1855. 

1312 V Gideon L." Dexter, b. 31 May, 1858 ; m. Susan Forbes, 22 Feb., 

1881. One son: William, b. Nov., 1884. 
1313* vi William H.* Dexter, b. 4 Oct., 1860; m. Mary P. White, 14 
April, 1880. 

1314 vii Charles E.* Dexter, b. 18 Aug., 1862; m. Mamie Copeman, 

1883. Two children: Elizabeth A. Dexter, b. 3 Jan., 1884; 
George E. Dexter, b. June, 1886. 

1315 viii Albion E.« Dexter, b. 24 July, 1864. 



Ainsworth'^ Dexter, son of Ephraim^ [Ephraim^, Ephraim^, 
Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] and Rachel [Snow] Dexter, 
was born 27 Jan., 1823. He married Phebe C. Coffin, 15 
June, 1847. He was a house carpenter, also worked several 
years at building cars. He was a member of the firm of 
Ruggies & Dexter. 

Children, born in New Bedford: 

1316 i Eliza C* Dexter, b. 24 June, 1848; m. Edward E. Lawrence, 

19 Oct., 1873. One cMld: Cornelia Ainsworth Lawrence, b. 
17 Oct., 1880. 

1317 ii Howard N." Dexter, b. 24 Aug., 1850; m. Sarah J. Eaton, 5 

Aug., 1873. One child: Sarah H. Dexter, b. 7 June, 1874. 
Foreman in cutting department in a large shoe factory in 
New Bedford. 

1318 iii Arthur A.^ Dexter, b. 16 Feb., 1867; m. Grace Gardner, 24 

Dec, 1890. No children. 

1319 iv Carrie A." Dexter, b. 9 Nov., 1868; d. 12 Nov., 1903. 


Harriet'' Dexter, daughter of Ephraim*' [Ephraim^, Ephraim*, 
Benjamin^ William^, Thomas^] and Rachel [Snow] Dexter, 
was born 13 Dec, 1817, and died 6 April, 1901. She mar- 
ried (1) Daniel H. Kendrick, 9 July, 1839. He died 23 
Oct., 1879. MaiTied (2) William A. Barlow, 27 April, 

Children, born in Sandwich, Mass. : 

1320* i Henry H.» Kendrick, b. 13 Oct., 1840; d. 12 Oct., 1884. 

1321* ii Rachel S.« Kendrick, b. 9 April, 1843. 

1322 iii Daniel H.^ Kendrick, Jr., b. 5 Jan., 1846; m. (1) Adeliza 
Boyden Lambert, 23 May, 1869; (2) Sarah Biu-t Eames, 27 
July, 1877. One child: Beulah B. Kendrick, b. 27 Aug., 1885. 

1323* iv Harriet L." Kendrick, b. 18 May, 1851 ; d. 26 Oct., 1886. 

1324* v Horace L." Kendrick, b. 27 Dec, 1853. 



Warren' Dexter, son of Gideon'' [Ephraim^, Ephraim'', Ben- 
jamin^ William^, Thomas^] and Mary Dexter, was born 
30 Oct., 1805, and died 11 Feb., 1880. He married Sophia 
Nye, 3 May, 1830. He was a ship carpenter by trade, and 
went one season to Florida after live oak timber. In later 
life he was a farmer. 

Two children, born in Rochester : 

1325 i Henry W.^ Dexter, b. 4 Oct., 1833. 

1326 ii Melintha C.« Dexter, b. 31 July, 1836; d. 23 May, 1889; m. 

Nathaniel P. Hiller, 27 Nov., 18.54. Two children: Sophia 
W. Hiller, b. 19 Jan., 1855 (married Charles B. Pierce, 13 
April, 1878); Esther E. Hiller, b. 10 July, 1856; m. in 1876. 


Samuel' Dexter, son of Gideon*' [Ephraim^, Ephraim^, Ben- 
jamin^ William^ Thomas^] and Mary Dexter, was born 
16 Nov., 1807, and died Sept., 1885. He married Lydia 
Dexter. He was a caulker, also carried on a small farm, 
which was a part of the original Dexter land. 

Two children, born in Rochester, Mass. : 

1327* i Ephraim A.* Dexter, b. 3 Jan., 1834. 
1328* ii SamueP Dexter, Jr., b. 28 Nov., 1835. 


Lurana'' Dexter, daughter of Gideon" [Ephraim^, Ephraim*, 
Benjamin^, William-, Thomas^] and Mary Dexter, was born 
Sept., 1809, and died 25 June, 1891. She married Ivory 
Snow, 2d, 26 July, 1829. 

Children : 

1329 i James M.' Snow, b. Mattapoisett, 1831; d. 24 May, 1878; m. 

Louisa M. Perkins, 19 Oct.. 1851. 


1330 ii Sumner D.' Snow, b. 1833; d. 12 Sept., 1880; m. L. Amanda 

Davenport, 4 Jan., 1864. 

1331 iii Mary D.* Snow, b. 1836; m. Burbank S. Goodspeed, 5 Oct., 


1332 iv Lydia H.* Snow, b. 1840; m. Hiram H. Goodspeed, 20 Jan., 


1333 V Sarah A.« Snow, b. 1842; m. George W. Edwards, 27 Oct., 


1334 vi Eufus A.^ Snow, b. 1845; m. Nettie Goodspeed, 3 May, 1868. 

1335 vii George Albert' Snow, b. 1850; d. 6 Aug., 1851. 


Ephraim'' Dexter, son of Gideon^ [Ephraim^ Ephraim^, Ben- 
jamin^ William^ Thomas^] and Mary Dexter, was born 
1 Oct., 1811. He married Laura A. Snow, daughter of 
James and Hannah (Sherman) Snow, 29 Feb., 1843. He 
learned the caulker's trade. He went two voyages whaling, 
and was once shipwrecked. In later years he carried on 
the farm which was a part of the original Dexter land. 

Four children, born in Rochester : 

1336 1 Oscar F.« Dexter, b. 6 April, 1845 ; d. 12 Sept., 1846. 

1337* ii Sarah A.« Dexter, b. 21 Dec, 1847. 

1338 iii Philander E.« Dexter, b. 6 Nov., 1849; d. 24 Nov., 1860. 

1339 iv Phebe A.» Dexter, b. 11 May, 1856; d. 26 July, 1860. 


Calvin^ Dexter, son of Gideon^ [Ephraim^, Ephraim*, Ben- 
jamin^ William^, Thomas^] and Mary Dexter, was born 
25 Sept., 1813, and died 2 May, 1886. He married Cath- 
erine Caswell, 18 May, 1848. He was a ship carpenter, work- 
ing at this trade many years. He went South for live oak 
timber for ship building. He was also engaged in coast- 
ing trade for several years. 




One child : 

1340* i William C.« Dexter, b. in Rochester, 30 June, 1851; m. Mary 
J. Faunce, 14 Nov., 1877. 


John'^ Dexter, 2d, son of Gideon^ [Ephraim^ Ephraim^ Ben- 
jamin^ William-, Thomas^] and Mary Dexter, was born 
13 Feb., 1816, and died 26 July, 1880. He married Han- 
nah S. Dexter, 12 March, 1839. He learned the trade of a 
caulker and worked at it many years. He spent one winter 
in the South getting live oak timber for ship building. He 
owned a part of the original tract of Benjamin Dexter 
land, being that part where the first mill stood. 

Three children, born in Rochester : 

1341* i Jolin S.« Dexter, b. 3 March, 1843. 

1342* ii Robert L.« Dexter, b. 9 Feb., 1847; m. Kate M. Lnce, 1 Sept.,. 

1872. No children. 
1S43* iii James L.' Dexter, b. 11 Nov., 1850. 



Wife of John Dexter. 


Gideon' Dexter, son of Gideon^ [Ephraim^, Epkraim*, Ben- 
jamin^, William^, Thomas^] and ]\Iary Dexter, was born 
24 May, 1818, and -died 24 Oct., 1883. He married (1) 
Jane C. Dexter, 11 April, 1842; (2) Cynthia (Nye) Dex- 
ter, 12 Dee., 1857. He was a ship carpenter, and in later 
years worked in the teaming business and carried on a 
small farm. 

Three children, born in Rochester, Mass. ; two by first 
wife and one by second: 

Ellen A.^ Dexter, b. 20 May, 1845.; d. 23 Jan., 1846. 

Willie H.^ Dexter, b. 9 June, 1849; d. 16 Sept., 1849. 

Ellen W." Dexter, b. 11 Nov., 1859; m. Joseph Hiller, 17 
Nov., 1880. Two children: Nellie M. Hiller, b. 5 April, 
1882, m. Charles P. Nye, 24 Dee., 1903; Carrie Edna Hiller, 
b. 18 Nov., 1885, m. William D. Campbell, 3 Sept., 1904. 









Thomas^ Dexter, sou of Thomas'' | Ephraim^, Ephraim^, 
Benjamin^ William-, Thomas^] and Hannah [Luce] Dex- 
ter, was born 7 April, 1826, and died 6 Aug., 1898, at New 
York. He married (1) Mary Lucy, 30 Nov., 1858 (she died 
5 Oct., 1872) ; five children, born in Brooklyn, N. Y. Mar- 
ried (2) Amy Lucy, 1 Feb., 1874; one child, born in Brook- 
lyn, N. Y. Was a pilot in New York Harbor. 

Children : 

1347 i Mary A." Dexter, b. 1 Feb., 1860; d. 13 July, 1860. 

1348 ii Linda W.^ Dexter, b. Feb., 1861 ; m. C. W. Cory, 1883. 

1349 iii Isabella F." Dexter, b. 1864; m. George F. Bentley, 1886. 

1350 iv Lillian L.« Dexter, b. 1868. 

1351 V Thomas A.^ Dexter, b. 1870. 

1352 vi Frank H.« Dexter, b. 1875. 


Benjamin F." Dexter, son of Thomas^ [Ephraim^, Ephraim"*, 
Benjamin^, William-, Thomas^] and Hannah [Luce] Dex- 
ter, was born 30 Jan., 1828. He married (1) Sarah Hil- 
ler, 2 Nov., 1851; (2) Mary Josephine Kelley, 5 Sept., 1893. 
He was a ship-builder and worked at it many years in 
Mattapoisett and elsewhere. He made one trip South for 
live oak timber. 

Two children, by first wife, born in Rochester: 

1353 i Hannah J.'' Dexter, b. 10 Sept., 1856; m. Asa E. Swift, 1 Nov., 


1354 ii Elwood W.« Dexter, b. in Mattapoisett, 24 May, 1858; ni. Hat- 

tie S. Lettenmayer, 24 July, 1888. He is a house carpenter 
and resides in East Mattapoisett, Mass. Two children: 
Elwood W. Dexter, Jr., b. 6 April, 1889; d. 1902; Harold S. 
Dexter, b. 9 Sept., 1890. 


Alexander' Dexter, son of Thomas*' [Ephraim^, Ephraim^, 
Benjamin\ AVilliam^, Thomas^] and Hannah [Luce] Dex- 


ter, was born 12 May, 1831. He married Betsey R. Nye, 
28 July, 1856. He was a New York Harbor and Sandy 
Hook pilot for many years. Later in life lie came to Mat- 
tapoisett to live. 

Children : 

1355 i Myra' C* Dexter, b. in Mattapoisett, 30 May, 1860; m. 

Samuel A. Earle, 15 April, 1877. 

1356 ii Albert L.* Dexter, b. in Fall Eiver, 31 Jan., 1862. 

1357 iii Carrie E.* Dexter, b. Mattapoisett, 15 Aug., 1864. 

1358 iv Amy L.« Dexter, b. in Fall Eiver, 12 July, 1867. 

1359 T Alexander* Dexter, b. in Brooklyn, 22 Dec, 1870. 

1360 vi Bessie N." Dexter, b. 8 Oct., 1874; m. Abner Harlow. 

1361 vii Kate F." Dexter, b. 28 April, 1877; m. Nathan S. Mendall. 

1362 viii Eichard' Dexter, b. 29 Jan., 1880. 


Jason l^J Dexter, son of Thomas^ [Ephraim^, Bphraim*, 
Benjamin^, "William^, Thomas^] and Hannah [Luce] Dex- 
ter, was born 17 June, 1835. He married Lizzie Luce, 21 
June, 1857. He was born at Mattapoisett, but has been for 
the last forty years a resident of Edgartown, Mass. He has 
occupied the position of deputy sheriff of Martha's Vine- 
yard and chief of police of Cottage City for many years, 
and is well and favorably known to summer visitors at Cot- 
tage City as well as his neighbors. 

Four children, born in Edgartown : 

1363 i Lizzie A.* Dexter, b. April, 1858; m. Lieut. W. A. Failing, 3 

Nov., 1879. One child: Louise T. Failing, b. 7 Aug., 1883. 

1364 ii Thomas A.* Dexter, b. 31 Aug., 1859; m. Gertrude L. Eipley, 

15 April, 1885. Two children: Walstein Dexter, b. Aug., 1886; 
Carlton Dexter, b. 5 Jan., 1889. Mr. Dexter is now a member 
of State Police. 
I 1365 iii Clarence C* Dexter, b. 24 Oct., 1865; ni. Ella L. Mayhue, 27 
Nov., 1902. One child: Elsie F." Dexter, b. 6 Jan., 1904. / 
1366 iv Frank M.« Dexter, b. 29 March, 1867; m. Kate A. Parlin, 25 
Oct., 1892. One child: Elizabeth P. Dexter, b. 1 Jan., 1894. 



Henry A.^ Dexter, son of Thomas*' [Ephraim% Ephraiiu*, 
Benjamin^ William^, Thomas^] and Hannah [Luce] Dex- 
ter, was born at Mattapoisett, 7 Oct., 1840. He went to 
the public schools for a few years, but at the age of four- 
teen made his first voyage whaling in the barque Sarah, 
Captain Handy, sailing from Mattapoisett. He made seven 
voyages in all. In 1863 he went to California with John 
Dexter Bolles, and returned in 1865. 

In 1866 he was married to Priscilla J. Jenney of Marion. 
They made their home at the old homestead in Mattapoisett, 
but in 1872 they moved with their family to Fall River. 
For a short time he was night watchman at the Stafford 
Mill. He was appointed on the police force for night 
duty, but was soon transferred to the day force. He 
served two years as captain of the night force. 

In 1879 Mr. Dexter applied for a position on the Massa- 
chusetts District Police force as a factory inspector and 
criminal officer, and was appointed by Gov. Thomas Tal- 
bot for three years. In 1882 he was reappointed by Gov. 
John D. Long for three years. In 1883 he was removed 
by Gov. B. F. Butler for political reasons, but was again 
appointed by Gov. Georg'e D. Robinson in 1884; by Gov. 
Oliver Ames in 1887 ; by Gov. J. Q. A. Brackett in 1890 ; 
by Gov. William E. Russell in 1893. 

In 1885 there was a murder committed in Wareham, by 
a man by the name of Samuel Besse, on an egg peddler by 
the name of Lawton, from Westport. Mr. Dexter was 
detailed to investigate the case and was the means of con- 
victing Besse of the crime, for which he was hanged in Ply- 
mouth jail. 

As a man and officer he was well liked and made many 
friends. He passed out of this life in the town of his 
birth, in 1894, at the age of 54 years. 

Six children: 

1367 i Susan J.» Dexter, b. 9 Feb., 1867. 

1368 ii Benjamin F.* Dexter, b. 6 Dec, 1871; ni. E. Gertrude Monks, 

16 Aug., 1892. 


1369 iii Henry A.^ Dexter, Jr., b. 22 March, 1876; in. Minerva E. 

Wakem, 11 Nov., 1897. One son: Milton I., b. 29 May, 1898. 

1370 iv Charles T.* Dexter, b. 22 Feb., 1879; d. 16 July, 1882. 

1371 V Lewis* Dexter, b. 22 Feb., 1882; d. 23 July, 1882. 

1372 vi Lawi-enee* Dexter, b. .2 March, 188-5. 


Freeman' Dexter, son of Alden*' [Ephraim^, Ephraim*, Ben- 
jamin^ "William^ Thomas^] and Lucy [Barrows] Dexter, 
was born 1 Aug., 1812, and died 23 Sept., 1864. He mar- 
ried Isabella Gordon, 28 Oct., 1838. He was an expert 
painter and grainer. 

Five children, born in New Bedford: 

George F.' Dexter, b. 5 June, 1839 ; d. 27 Sept., 1842. 

Isabella F." Dexter, b. 30 May, 1841; d. 2 Oct., 1842. 

William A.* Dexter, b. 14 Aug., 1843 ; d. 30 Nov., 1899. 

Helen G.* Dexter, b. 3 June, 1846; d. 2 May, 1848. 

Walter F." Dexter, b. 5 April, 1849; m. Lucy E. Gifford, 26 
Sept., 1872. One child: Walter G. Dexter, b. in New Bed- 
ford, 1 July, 1873, 


Captain Stillman'^ Dexter, son of Alden^ [Ephraim", Ephraim*, 
Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] and Lucy [Barrows] Dex- 
ter, was born 11 Dec, 1813, and died 10 Sept., 1847. He 
married Eunice Hitchmond, Dec, 1841. He was a captain 
of whaling vessels for many years. 

Children : 

1378* i Lucy A.^ Dexter, b. in Mattapoisett, 13 Dec, 1842. 
1379* ii Euphemia F." Dexter, b. 6 March, 184.5. 


Captain Henry N.' Dexter, son of Alden'' [Ephraim^, Ephraim*, 
Benjamin^ William-, Thomas^] and Lucy [Barrows] Dex- 
ter, was born 5 July, 1815, and died 15 March,- 1856. He 












married Cynthia Nye, 5 July, 1839. He was captain of 
vessels employed in the whaling business. 

One child : 

1380 i Henrietta* Dexter. 


Sarah A.' Dexter, daughter of Alden« [Ephraim% Ephraim^Ben- 
jamin^ William^, Thomas^] and Lucy [Barrows] Dexter, 
was bom 22 June, 1818, and died 20 Dec, 1855. She mar- 
ried (1) William Bates; (2) Joseph Candido; he died 20 
Dec, 1891. 

Children : 

1381 i Sarah W.* Bates, b. . 

1382 ii Emma M.* Candido, b. in Mattapoisett, 19 May, 1850; m. 

William I\ Hiller, 9 March, 1871. He is a famer and they 
live in Lairdville, N. Y. 
138S' iii Thomas' Candido, b. 27 April, 1853. 

1384 iv Amelia' Candido, b. 27 April, 1853; m. Henry A. Lindsley, 



Eliza A,^ Dexter, daughter of Alden'' [Ephraim% Ephraim^ Ben- 
jamin^ William-, Thomas^] and Lucy. [Barrows] Dexter, 
was born 3 Dec, 1822, and died 30 Nov., 1878. She mar- 
ried Russell Merithew. He was a sailor and spent most of 
his life on whaling voyages. He was captain on one of the 

Children : 

1385 i Joseph EusselP Merithew, b. in Mattapoisett, 3 Feb., 1849; d. 

8 March, 1863. 

1386 ii Henry' Merithew, b. in Mattapoisett, 16 Dec, 1856; m. 

Mattie E. Gillette, 25 June, 1882. 

1387 iii Edgar S.' Merithew, b. in Mattapoisett, 4 Jan., 1860; m. J. 

Etta James, 12 Sept., 1889. 



Weston A." Dexter, son of Alden^ [Ephraim^, Ephraim*, Ben- 
jamin^, "William^, Thomas^] and Lucy [Barrows] Dexter, 
was born 1 Nov., 1824, and died 8 July, 1897. He married 
Llarj^ E. Kelley, 1 Sept., 1860. Three children were born 
in Mattapoisett, and one in New Bedford. He was a painter. 
He fell from a ladder and was crippled for many years. 

Pour children : 

1388 i Minnie A.« Dexter, b. 29 Nov., 1860; d. 17 Oct., 1867. 

1389 ii Emma E. C." Dexter, b. in New Bedford, 16 July, 1864; d. 1 

Oct., 1865. 

1390 iii Alice W.« Dexter, b. in Mattapoisett, 22 Sept., 1868. 

1391 iv Henry K.* Dexter, b. 31 March, 1871. 


Emma A.' Dexter, daughter of Alden^ [Ephraim^, Ephraim*, 
Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] and Lucy [Barrows] Dex- 
ter, was bom 25 July, 1832. She married Daniel Payne, 
15 Oct., 1850. 

Children : 

1392 i Susan H.^ Payne, b. 18 .July, 1851; d. 1898; m. George A. 


1393 ii Clara E.« Payne, b. 20 Feb., 18oS'; m. Charles S. Calhoon, 1876. 

He is a baker and they live in New Bedford. 

1394 iti Isabella F.« Payne, b. 6 April, 1856; m. Charles F. Smith. 

He is on the police force of New Bedford. 

1395 iv Mary E.^ Payne, b. 8 Sept., 1858; d. 16 Aug., 1860. 

1396 V Charles E.* Payne, b. 12 Dec, 1861; m. Clara B. Bartol, 29 

Jan., 1884. 


Caleb' Dexter, son of Caleb^ [Caleb% Ephraim*, Benjamin^, Wil- 
liam^, Thomas^] and Lydia [Hiller] Dexter, was born 12 
May, 1827. He married Clara H. Dexter, 9 May, 1853. 
Their children were born in Rochester. He was a carpen- 
ter by trade. He went to California in 1849, sailing in the 



bark ''Oscar, "Captain Dornie, with seventy others attracted 
by the report of gold mining. They had a very narrow 
escape in a hurricane soon after starting, the vessel being 
blown upon her beams' end, but finally righted and they 
proceeded on their way. He stayed in California about 
two years. 



Children ; 




i Delia M." Dexter, b. 10 Jan., 1856; m. John S. Dexter, 22 
Nov., 1873. 

ii Arthiir N.* Dexter, b. in Mattapoisett, 3 Oct., 1857; m. Eliza- 
beth Morse. Children: Frank Eussell Dexter, b. 22 March, 
1890; Alice Eider Dexter, b. 25 Nov., 1891; Ealph C. Dex- 
ter, b. 5 Nov., 1894. 

iii Ellen T.« Dexter, b. 17 Sept., 1861; d. 8 Jan., 1880. 

iv Frederick L.* Dexter, b. 19 June, 1865; m. Lucy L. LobdeU, 
4 June, 1896. He is highway surveyor and kept stable. Son: 
Frederick L., Jr., b. 3 June, 1897. 


1401 V John C* Dexter, b. 6 March, 1868 j m. Florence G-. Dexter, 24 

Nov., 1904. 

1402 vi Lucy B.« Dexter, b. 20 Nov., 1870. 



Horace^ Dexter, son of David^ [Seth^ Seth*, Benjamin^, Wil- 
liam^, Thomas^] and Mary [Pitkin] Dexter, was born 29 
Dec, 1803, and died 1863. He married Eunice C. Bolt- 
wood, of Amherst, 4 Oct., 1827. She was born 14 Aug., 1809. 

One child : 

1403 i Irene B.* Dexter, b. 6 Dec, 1830; d. 1888; m. H. G. Tryon of 

Willonghby, N. Y., in 1850. 



Lucretia^ Dexter, dang-hter of David'' [Seth^, Seth*, Benjamin^, 
William^, Thomas^] and Mary [Pitkin] Dexter, was born 
15 June, 1805, and died 26 Aug., 1874. She married Wil- 
liam Clark of South Hadley, Mass., 5 Jan., 1843. He died 
at Tacoma, Wash., 1889. 

Two children: 

1404* i David Dexter^ Clark, b. 1844. 

1405 ii Mercy Smith^ Clark, b. 12 Sept., 1847. 


Edward'' Dexter, son of David*' [Seth^, Seth^ Benjamin^ Wil- 
liam^, Thomas^] and Mary [Pitkin] Dexter, was born 18 
Feb., 1807, and died 23 Nov., 1874. He married (1) Mary 
A. Parsons of Ludlow, 5 Dec, 1833, and resided at Broad 
Brook, Conn. ; (2) Charlotte Noble, 1870. She died in 1876. 

Children : 

1406 i Charlotte Maria' Dexter, b. 1836; m. Frederick E. Bissell. 

1407 ii George Parsons' Dexter, b. 1839 ; d. 1859. 

1407A iii Mary Ellen' Dexter, b. ; m. Charles S. Clapp, 27 Nov., 





William^ Dexter, son of David« [Setll^ Seth*, Benjamin^ Wil- 
liam-, Thomas^] and Mary [Pitkin] Dexter, was born 13 
Sept., 1809. He married Fanny T. Herrington of Stock- 
bridge, N. Y., 6 May, 1845. 

Children : 

1408 i Florence A." Dexter, b. 26 Jan., 1846. 

1409 ii Clarence W." Dexter, b. 23 April, 1848. 

1410 iii Charles H.^ Dexter, b. 1 July, 1850. 



Harriet Clark^ Dexter, daughter of Seth« [Seth^, Seth*, Benja- 
min^, William^, Thomas^] and Sylvia [Gaylord] Dexter, 
was born 5 April, 1809, at Windsor Locks, Conn., and died 
26 Feb., 1846". She married Edwin A. Douglas, 6 Feb., 1834. 
He was born 1804, at Mauch Chunk, Pa. 



Five children : 

1411 i Edwin Dexter^ Douglas, b. 1835; d. 1837. 

1412 ii Harriet** Douglas, b. ; m. Dean. 

1413 iii EUen^ Douglas, b. — — ; m. Moses Lyman. 

1414 iv Isabella* Douglas, b. ; m. Craigg. 

1415 V Charles* Edwin Douglas, b. 1846; d. 1860. 



Charles H.^ Dexter, son of Seth^ [Seth^, Seth*, Benjamin^ Wil- 
liam^, Thomas^] and Sylvia [Gay lord] Dexter, was born 19 
Sept., 1810, and died 29 Aug., 1869. He married Lydia 
Pierson, 19 Sept., 1838. She was the daughter of Dr. Wil- 
liam S. Pierson of Windsor Locks, Conn., and was born 16 
Jan., 1819, at Windsor, Conn. She died 19 May, 1888. 
He began life in 1836 as a manufacturer of wrapping paper. 
In 1847 he built a large mill at Windsor Locks, and in 1855, 
he became president of the Connecticut River Co., and was 


very successful. He became the central figure in all the 
best activities of the town and was by far the most influen- 
tial person therein. He had a remarkably fine presence and 
a winning address, with a commanding form. 

Children : 

1416* i Julia S.' Dexter, b. at Windsor Locks, Conn., 4 Nov., 1839. 

1417* ii Annie P." Dexter, b. 5 May, 1842. 

1418* iii Edwin D.^ Dexter, b. 24 Oct., 1847; d. 26 Jan., 1886. 


Mary Hynkley^ Dexter, daughter of Prince*' [Elijah^ Seth^ 
Benjamin^ Willianr, Thomas^] and Arlothea [Savery] Dex- 
ter, was born 2 April, 1809, and died 31 May, 1842. She 
married William C. Haskell, 10 Dec, 1828. 

Two children : 

1419 1 William Prince' Haskell, b. 2 March, 1831. 

1420 ii Mary M.' Haskell, b. 8 Nov., 1837. 


John G.^ Dexter, son of Prince*' [Elijah^ Seth^, Benjamin^, Wil- 
liam^, Thomas^] and Arlothea [Savery] Dexter, was born 11 
March, 1811, and died 3 Jan., 1834. He married Eleanor 
F. Richardson, 5 April, 1831. 

Two children : 

1420A i Eliza Bigelow^ Dexter, b. 15 Feb., 1832; d. 13 Jan., 1900; m. 

C. Henry Haskell. 
1422* ii John Gibbs' Dexter, b. 28 Feb., 1834; m. (1) Catherine T. B. 

Euggles, 4 April, 1859; (2) Ellen M. Baldwin, 16 Dec, 1903. 


Rev. Henry Martyn^ Dexter, son Elijah*' [Elijah^ Seth*, Ben- 
jamin^, William^ Thomas^] and Mary [Morton] Dexter, 
was born 13 Aug., 1821, at Plympton, Plymouth County, 
Mass., and died 13 Nov., 1890, at Boston, Mass. He grad- 


imted from Yale College in 1840, and from Andover Theo- 
logical Seminary in 1844. He married Emeline Palmer, 19 
Nov., 1844, entering tlie Congregationalist ministry that 
year as pastor at Manchester, N. H., where he remained 
nntil 1849. He then went to Pine Street (later Berkeley 
Street), Boston, where he remained until 1867. From 1851 
he edited the "Congregationalist," and from 1858 the "Con- 
gregationalist Quarterly. ' ' He preached in . Dorchester, 
Mass., from 1869 to 1871, and was lecturer at Andover from 
1877 to 1880. He wrote many books for publication. He 
made a deep study of the "Pilgrims," and published many 
papers on the subject. He received the degrees of D.D. 
from Iowa College in 1865, and LL.D. from Yale in 1890. 
He was a member of the American Antiquarian Society since 
1869, of the Massachusetts Historical Society since 1868, 
and the American Historical Society since 1884. He died in 

Children : 

1421* i Henry Morton' Dexter, b. 12 July, 1846. 

1421A ii Winfrec? Dexter, b. 1 July, 1849; d. 2 July, 1849. 

1423 iii Lizzie C." Dexter, b. 20 Aug., 1851; d. 31 Dec, 1861. 

1424 iv Mary P.' Dexter, b. 21 Nov., 1856; d. 29 Oct., 1861. 


Stephen^ Dexter, son of Samuel B.'' [Elisha^ Seth^, Jabez*, 
Philip^ William^, Thomas^] and Abby [Blackmore] Dex- 
ter, was born 10 Aug., 1826, and died 13 June, 1865. He 
married Eliza A. Nickerson, 12 Aug., 1851. He was a 
farmer and lived in Mattapoisett. 


1425 i Abbie A." Dexter, b. 6 July, 1853 ; m. Charles H. G. Jenney, 25 

Feb., 1873. Children: (1) Hattie A, Jenney, b. 22 Dec, 1875; 
(2) NeUie B. Jenney, b. 21 July, 1880. 

1426 ii Edwin F.» Dexter, b. 20 Jan., 1858; m. Maria T. Coleman, 25 

Jan., 1887. 


1427 iii George W.» Dexter, b. 27 Feb., 1860; m. Cora Baxter, June, 

1888. Son: Robert E. Dexter, b. 6 March, 1889. 

1428 iv Stephen E." Dexter, b. 19 Jan., 186S; m. Susan H. Clark, 22 

Dec, 1888. 

1429 V Frederick C." Dexter, b. 7 Feb., 1865; d. 26 Sept., 1897. 


MaryAnn^ Dexter, daughter of Blisha'' [Elisha^ Seth^ Jabez*, 
Philip^ William^, Thomas^] and Sarah [Mendall] Dexter, 
was born 8 Feb., 1824. She married Nathaniel Parker, 26 
Oct., 1842. He was a ship carpenter and lived in Matta- 

Children : 

1430 i Caroline A." Parker, b. in Mattapoisett, 28 Sept., 1843 ; m. 

Heman Copeland, 12 April, 1866. 

1431 ii Emma A.® Parker, b. in Mattapoisett, 15 Oct., 1845; m. C. 

Herbert Porter, 5 Nov., 1884. 

1432 iii Eliza J." Parker, b. 29 Nov., 1849; m. Frank B. Brightman, 

12 April, 1880. 

1433 iv Son, b. and d. Dec, 1852. 

1434 V Mary A." Parker, b. 10 Sept., 1857; m. Silas Taber, 6 Oct., 



Elisha L.^ Dexter, son of Elisha^ [Elisha«, Seth^, JabezS Philip^ 
William-, Thomas^] and Sarah [Mendall] Dexter, was bom 
22 March, 1834, and died 4 Feb., 1876. He married Har- 
riet W. LeBaron, 4 Sept., 1866. He was a sawyer and for 
many years was engaged in sawing boxboard, etc. He was 
quite successful. 

One child : 

1435 i Lemuel LeBaron' Dexter, b. in Mattapoisett, 22 Dec, 1872; m. 

Clara L. Hammond, 26 July, 1899. He was a lawyer prac- 
ticing law in New Bedford; is a member of School Board of 
Mattapoisett, also a trustee of Public Library, and was one 
of the committee having in charge the erection of a new 
library building. 



Albert M.^ Dexter, son of Elisha^ [Elisha^ Seth^, Jabez", PMlip^ 
William-, Thomas^] and Sarah [jMendall] Dexter, was born 
12 Aug., 1837, and died 25 July, 1899. He married Annie 
E. B[atliaway, 24 Oct., 1871. He was a machinist and in- 
vented a machine for sawing logs, which was used very suc- 
cessfully. His place of business was Mattapoisett. 

Two children : 

1436 i Alljert Morton' Dexter, b. in Mattapoisett, 24 March, 1878. 

1437 ii Evans K.° Dexter, b. in Mattapoisett, 23' May, 1890. 


George H.^ Dexter, son of Elisha^ [Elisha^ Seth^, Jabez*, Philip^ 
William^, Thomas^] and Sarah [Mendall] Dexter, was born 
29 March, 1840. He married Mary F. Wood, 24 Oct., 1871. 

Two children : 

1438 i Lena B.'' Dexter, b. 16 Sept., 1872. 

1439 ii Gertrude W." Dexter, b. 21 June, 1879. 


Ezra H.^ Dexter, son of Harvey'^ [Elisha'', Seth^, Jabez*, Philip^ 
William^, Thomas^] and Lydia [Chandler] Dexter, was bom 
20 March, 1826. He married Sarah Mendall, 23 Dec, 1849. 
He was a cabinet-maker, but later ran an express between 
Chelsea and Boston. His children were born in New Bed- 

Five children : 

1440 i Arthur H.' Dexter, 11 Oct., 18-50; m. Mary E. Harvey, 29 May, 

1877. Son: Carl W. Dexter, b. at Boston, 30 Sept., 1888. 

1441 ii Sydney C." Dexter, b. 2 Nov., 1851; m. Mary A. Holmes, 14 

March, 1880. Two children : Louise G. Dexter, b. 5 Sept., 
1884; Emma J. Dexter, b. 3 April, 1888. 

1442 iii Lydia S.= Dexter, b. 17 Oct., 1853; d. 4 Nov., 1854. 

1442A iv Georgie Etta" Dexter, b. 29 April, 1857; m. James S. nar- 
rower, 16 June, 1890. Son: Paul Dexter Harrower, b. 18 
Jan., 1893. 

1443 V Emily F." Dexter, b. 14 July, 1863; d. 7 April, 1878. 



Andrew^ Dexter, son of Harvey '^ [Elisha*', Seth^ Jabez*, Philip^, 
William-, Thomas^] and Lydia [Chandler] Dexter, was born 
27 Aug., 1834. lie married Elizabeth A. Moseby, 16 May, 


One child : 

1444 i Marion" Dextor, b. at Cincinnati, 2 Nov., 1873. 


Eunice^ Dexter, daughter of Alden'^ [Elisha'', Seth^, Jabez^^ 
Philip'^, William^, Thomas^] and Merinda [Frost] Dexter, 
was born 26 Oct., 1835. She married (1) Abram Tinkham, 
16 July, 1858; he died 5 July, 1879; (2) Charles H. Dil- 
lingham, 15 April, 1882. 

They had six children, bort at Mattapoisett : 

Clark' Tinkham, b. July, 1859; d. 6 Feb., 1862. 
Ella J.' Tinkham, b. Aug., 1860 ; d. 6 Feb., 1862. 
Charles H." Tinkham, b. 4 Feb., 1862; m. (1) Eunice M. Ean- 

dall, 20 Jan., 1886; (2) Euth L. Sherman, 24 April, 1901. 
Thomas C." Tinkham, b. 5 Jan., 1864; m. Deborah J. Howard. 
Ida M." Tinkham, b. 1 June, 1867; m. Benjamin A. Eandall,. 

14 Feb., 1891. 

1450 vi Mary L.'' Tinkham, b. 6 April, 1869. 


Joseph^ Dexter, son of Alden"^ [Elisha^, Seth^, Jabez*, Philip^, 
William-, Thomas^'] and Merinda [Frost] Dexter, was born 10 
Dec, 18.37, and died 9 Dec, 1886. He married Sophia H. 
Tinkham, 27 June, 1867. 

Eleven children : 

1451 i Emma S." Dexter, b. 8 Dec, 1864; m. Henry Smalley, Oct.,. 

Alden D." Dexter, b. 7 July, 1868. 
William H.» Dexter, b. 26 Jan., 1871. 
Charles T." Dexter, b. 10 Aug., 1872. 
Alice M." Dexter, b. 13 June, 1874. 
Arthur H." Dexter, b. 13 Aug., 1876. 
Lydia H." Dexter, b. 13 May, 1878. 
























1458 viii Ernest L.** Dexter, b. 21 March, 1880 ; d. 19 Aug., 1882. 

1459 ix Herbert B.^ Dexter, b. 26 July, 1882. 

1460 X Adelaide S.' Dexter, b. 8 Dec, 1884. 

1461 xi Joseph T.' Dexter, b. 11 Feb., 1887. 


Moores R.^ Dexter, son of Joh.n'' [Charles^ John^, Jolm*, John^, 
William-, Thomas^] and Mary L. [Eogers] Dexter, was born 
20 July, 1835, and died 9 Jan., 1866. He married Mary A. 
Purrington, 27 Nov., 1856. 

Two children : 

1462 i John L." Dexter, b. in Mattapoisett, 4 April, 1859; m. Emma 

L. Scroggs, 20 July, 1887. He now resides at Detroit, Mich., 
and is a wholesale dealer in flour, salt, hay and straw. He 
was President of the National Hay Association in 1903 and 
1904, and is now on the Board of Directors. 

1463 ii Lizzie W.^ Dexter, b. 28 Nov., 1857; d. 12 May, 1858. 


Charles^ Dexter, son of James W.'^ [Charles^ Jolin^, John*, 
John', "William^, Thomas^] and Abigail H. [Cannon] Dex- 
ter, was bom 19 Nov., 1837, and died 27 Dec, 1876. 

Two children: 

1464 i David W.' Dexter, b. 11 Sept., 1866; d. 9 Oct., 1883. 

1465 ii Abby C Dexter, b. 19 Oct., 1868; d. 28 Aug., 1884. 


James A.^ Dexter, son of James WJ [Charles^, John^, John*, 
John", William^, Thomas^] and Abigail [Cannon] Dexter, 
was born 13 Aug., 1841, at Eochester, Mass. He married 
Fla^dlla Lake, 29 Dec, 1874. He was a. painter in Marion, 
Mass., and has the care of summer cottages. 

Two children : . 

1466 i Susan A.° Dexter, b. 13 Jan., 1882 ; m. Bismark Ladner, 16 Oct., 

1901. Children: Kalph Dexter Ladner, b. 2 July, 1902; Wel- 
lington Ladner, b. 17 Sept., 1903; d. 12 Dec, 1903; Hender- 
son Lake Ladner, b. 30 Aug., 1904. 

1467 ii Charles W.° Dexter, b. 14 March, 1888. 




Silas B.« Dexter, son of Chester BJ [Charles^ David^ John^ 
John^, William^, Thomas^] and Sally [White] Dexter, was 
born 17 Feb., 1857, and died 23 March, 1890. He married 
Sadie Bennett, 12 March, 1883. 

Three children : 

1468 i John C." Dexter, b. 28 April, 1884. 

1469 ii Lucius C.^" Dexter, b. 28 April, 1884. 

1470 iii Sally Etta" Dexter, b. 16 March, 1886. 



Charles Delivan^ Dexter, son of Avery QJ [Charles^, David^, 
John^ John^, William^, Thomas^] and Mary D. [White] 
Dexter, was bom 22 Nov., 1843. He married Rosa L. 
Knowlton, 25 Dec, 1870. 


Three children : 

1471 i Carrie MabeP Dexter, b. in Wardsboro, Vt., 30 April, 1878; m. 

Martin L. Johnson, 29 Aug., 1903. 

1472 ii James Ambrose' Dexter, b. 9 June, 1881. 

1473 iii Charles Knowlton" Dexter, b. 25 June, 1887. 


Gertrude I.^ Dexter, daughter of Avery J.'' [Charles^, David^, 
John*, John^ William^, Thomas^] and Mary D. [White] 
Dexter, was bom 26 July, 1845. She married Marshall 0. 
Howe, 15 Aug., 1866. 

Five children : 

1474 i Marshall Avery" Howe, b. 6 June, 1867. 

1475 ii Herman Alline" Howe, b. 1 Jan., 1869; m. Delia C. Landfear, 

26 Nov., 1903. 

1476 iii Arthur Otis" Howe, b. 7 March, 1871. 

1477 iv Carlton Dexter" Howe, b. 30 July, 1874. 

1478 V Clifton Durant" Howe, b. 30 July, 1874. 


Mary Ambrosia^ Dexter, daughter of Avery J.'^ [Charles*, 
David% John*, Jolm', William^, Thomas^] and Mary D. 
[White] Dexter, was bom 1 Sept., 1853. She married 
Brownson ^lattison, 19 March, 1873. 

Four children: 

1479 i Fred. Brownson" Mattison, b. 17 May, 1874. 

1480 ii "Winnie Cornelia" Mattison, b. 10 Aug., 1876; m. Bixby. 

1481 iii Kate Dexter" Mattison, b. 10 Jan., 1879. 

1482 iv Eosa Mary" Mattison, b. 28 Feb., 1881. 


Luna Jennie^ Dexter, daughter of Avery JJ [Charles^ David^ 
John*, John^ William^, Thomas^] and Mary D. [White] 
Dexter, was born 28 March, 1860. She married David 
Smith, 19 June, 1880. 


Four children : 

1483 i Archie David" Smith, b. 19 April, 1881. 

1484 ii Lizzie MabeP Smith, b. 17 Sept., 1882; m. Bacon. 

1485 iii Daisy Dexter" Smith, b. 15 Aug., 1884; m. Fitzpatrick. 

1486 iv Mary Esther" Smith, b. 2 March, 1892. 


George S.« D-exter, sou of John S.^ [John^ DavicF, John^ John^ 
William-, Thomas^] and Julia A. [Eames] Dexter, was born 
7 July, 1851. He married Mary E. Hyde, 13 May, 1883. 

Two children: 

1487 i Perley Hyde" Dexter, b. in Chicopee Falls, Mass., 9 Nov., 1884. 

1488 ii Jessie" Dexter, b. 16 Jan., 1888. 


Florence Belle' Dexter, daughter of D. Gilbert^ [David^ David^ 
John*, John^ William^, Thomas^] and Ellen [Simonds] Dex- 
ter, was born at Wilmington, Vt., 12 Aug., 1857. She 
married Prof. Charles H. Wiswell, 1 Jan., 1880. They now 
reside at Lexington, Mass. 

Three children: 

1489 i Kittie" Wiswell, b. 1880. 

1490 ii Margie" Wiswell, b. 1882. 

1491 iii Charles Dexter" Wiswell, b. 1885. 


David Hazeltine^ Dexter, son of D. Gilbert^ [David*', David% 
John*, Jolnr, William^, Thomas^] and Ellen [Simonds] Dex- 
ter, was born at Cambridge, 6 July, 1875. He married 
Mabel Helen White, 14 Sept., 1898. They now reside in 
San Francisco, Cal. 

One child : 

1492 i Oakley White" Dexter, b. 16 July, 1899. 




Edward Mills^ Tolman, son of Frances H.^ [JonathanM.^, Jona- 
than^, John*, John^, William^, Thomas^ Dexter] and James 
P. Tolman, was bom at Boston, 22 April, 1850. He spent 
his early life in Boston, moving to Philadelphia, Pa., in 1865, 
with his parents. He married Caroline G. Frishmuth, 21 
July, 1875, Eev. Robert D. Harper of Philadelphia per- 


forming the ceremony. They continued to reside in Phila- 
delphia, he being in company with his father in the laundry 
business. In 1890 they removed to Washington and went 
into the laundry business. He died 28 May, 1903. 


They had two children, bom in Philadelphia : 

i Prances Henrietta" Tolman, b. 2 April, 1876; m. Alfred Barker,. 
6 March, 1905, at San Francisco, Cal. 


1494 ii Edith Helen' Tolman, b. 16 May, 1877; m. Frederick W. Mc- 

Kenzie, 18 March, 1903, by Rev. Donald C. McLeod. Children: 
Albert Edward McKenzie, b. 25 Jan., 1904 ; Donald McKenzie, 
b. 27 Sept., 1905. 



Mary Ann^ Dexter, daughter of Allen'^ [Edward®, Edward^ 
Noali^ Benjamin^, Willianr, Thomas^] and Phebe [Howard] 
Dexter, was born 15 Feb., 1846, and died 29 Jan., 1875. 
She married Edward Ellis Howard, June, 1870. 

One child : 

1495 i Charles H." Howard, b. May, 1871. 


Charles E.^ Dexter, son of Allen^ [Edward^ Edward^, Noah*, 
Benjamin,^ William^, Thomas^] and Phebe [Howard] Dex- 
ter, was born 16 June, 1848. He married Elizabeth A. Gif- 
ford, 26 Sept., 1870. 

They had five children : 

1496 i Annie Allen" Dexter, b. 13 May, 1871; m. Harry F. Snow, Oct., 

1888. One child : Irving Cushman Snow, b. June, 1889. 
Arthur S.' Dexter, b. 26 Sept., 1876; d. 7 April, 1896. 
Mary Wilson' Dexter, b. 15 April, 1880 ; d. 11 March, 1881. 
George W. S." Dexter, b. 14 July, 1886. 
Gertrude Wilson' Dexter, b. 8 Aug., 1891 











Martha J. W.^ Dexter, daughter of Allen^ [Edward^ Edward^ 
Noah*, Ben.iamin^ William^ Thomas^] and Phebe [How^ard] 
Dexter, was born 16 Jan., 1848. She married Charles H. 
Andrews, 18 June, 1868 ; he was born 1 May, 1843, and died 
7 April, 1878. 

They had five children : 

1501 i William Francis' Andrews, b. 24 Jan., 1869. 

1502 ii Carrie Dean' Andrews, b. 28 April, 1871 ; m. Arenand LeCroix, 

10 Nov., 1892. 


1503 iii Bertha May' Andrews, b. 29 Jan., 1873, 

1504 iv John Dexter" Andrews, b. 26 April, 1875 ; m. Laura Dona Hoyt, 

29 May, 1900. 

1505 V Sara Lizzie* Andrews, b. 17 March, 1878. 


Samuel E.^ Dexter, son of Sumner'' [SamueP, Edward', Noah*, 
Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] and Deborah [Edwards] 
Dexter, was born 7 March, 1850. He married Maggie A. 
Headman, 3 March, 1890. He was an iron moulder by- 

They had two children: 

1506 i Georgianna* Dexter, b. 16 Sept., 1894. 

1507 ii John Albert' Dexter, b. 19 April, 1900. 


Sarah M.^ Dexter, daughter of James'' [SamueP, Edward^ 
Noah*, Benjamin-^ "William^, Thomas^] and Pamelia Dex- 
ter, was born 30 Sept., 1856. She married (1) ; (2) 

Charles C. Nealey, 3 Aug., 1884. 

She had one child by first husband and three by second 
husband : 

1508 i David A." Dexter, b. March, 1876; m. Frances Maddox. Three 

children: Doris A. Dexter, b. 6 July, 1899; Euth F. Dexter^ 
b. 5 Feb., 1902; David A. Dexter, Jr., b. 6 Sept., 1904. 

1509 ii Clarence" Nealey, b. 19 Feb., 1891. 

1510 iii Mildred' Nealey, b. 20 Dec, 1895. 

1511 iv Mabe? Nealey, b. 29 April, 1897. 


Mary M.^ Dexter, daughter of James'' [Samuel®, Edward^, 
Noah*, Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] and Pamelia Dex- 
ter, was born 30 March, 1853. She married Eben Franklin 
Haskins, 9 May, 1871 ; he was born 17 Oct., 1846. He was 
a stone mason, and resided in New Bedford, Mass. 


They had two children, born in New Bedford : 

1512 i Bertha L." Haskins, b. 6 Jan., 1872; ra. Andrew F. Mitchell, 6 

Aug., 1889. 

1513 ii Euth A.' Haskins, b. 16 Feb., 1873 ; m. Oscar Ashley, 28 June, 



Dennis^ Dexter, son of Benjamin^ [Joseph^ Benjamin^ Noah*, 
Benjamin^, "William^, Thomas^] and Betsey [Hilman] Dex- 
ter, was born 1811, and died 12 Nov., 1884. He marriecl 
Mary D. Luce. 

They had eight children : 

1514 i Benjamin" Dexter, b. ; d. 18 Jan., 1889; m. (1) Almira 

E. Luce, 21 July, 1857; one child, Arthur, b. 1858, d. 1870; 

(2) Sarah Hinckley; one child, Bertha, b. 1872. 
1515* ii Sarah J." Dexter, b. 19 July, 1832. 
1516 iii Dennis" Dexter, b. 1839; d. 1899. 
1517* iv Sophia" Dexter, b. 1838; d. Aug. 27, 1891. 

1518 V Henry G." Dexter, b. 1844; d. 19 Oct., 1891; m. Ida Norton. 

Two children: Etta and Mary. 

1519 vi Addie E.' Dexter, b. 4 Dec, 1847; m. George F. Armsby, 10 

Feb., 1891. 
1520* vii George H." Dexter, b. 31 Oct., 1849. 

1521 viii Mary L." Dexter, b. 22 April, 1853; d. 1875; m. William H. 



George- Dexter, son of Benjamin'' [Joseph^, Benjamin^, Noah*, 
Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] and Betsey [Hilman] Dex- 
ter, was born . He married Caroline Luce. 

One child : 

1522 i Eliza" Dexter, b. ; m. (1) Eev. S. A. Thomas; (2) W. W. 



Rodolphus W.* Dexter, son of Benjamin'^ [Joseph^, Benjamin^, 
Noah*, Benjamin^ William^, Thomas^] and Betsey [Hilman] 


Dexter, was born 29 April, 1816, and died 10 Sept., 1886. 
He married Irene Clifford, 31 May, 1838. 

• They had two children : 

1523 i Abbie" Dexter, b. in Tisbury, Mass., 8 April, 1839; m. Col. 

C. S. Buckley, 8 May, 1867. 

1524 ii Eodolphus W.« Dexter, Jr., b. 4 Sept., 1843; d. in Stockton, 

Cal., 30 April, 1897. 


Joseph^ Dexter, son of Joseph'^ [ Joseph^ Benjamin^, Noah*, Ben- 
jamin^, William^, Thomas^] and Charlotte [Norton] Dex- 
ter, was born — — . He married Lucy Norton. 

They had two children: 

1525 i Lydia J." Dexter, b. ; m. Oran Look, 18 Nov., 1869. 

1526 ii Adrianna^ Dexter, b. . 

Hiram^ Dexter, son of Joseph'^ [Joseph^, Benjamin^, Noah*, Ben-^ 
jamin^, "William^, Thomas^] and Charlotte [Norton] Dex- 
ter, was born 6 May, 1813, and died 2 April, 1887. He~ 
married Love Lambert. 

They had three children : 

1527 i Cordelia L." Dexter, b. in Tisbury, 22 March, 1838; d. 5 Nov., 

1528* ii Jonathan^ Dexter, b. 23 Jan., 1843. 
1529 iii Charlotte A." Dexter, b. 18 Feb., 1852 ; d. 4 Oct., 1871. 

J 003 

Franklin Bowditch^ Dexter, son of Rodolphus W.'' [Noah^, Ben- 
jamin% Noah*, Benjamin^ William^, Thomas^] and Mary H. 
[Taber] Dexter, was born 11 Sept., 1842. He graduated 
from Yale in 1861 and was a tutor from 1864 to 1867. In 
1869 he became secretary of corporations of Yale Univer- 
sity, which office he held till 1899. From 1877 to 1888 he 


was professor of American history at Yale College, and has 
been assistant librarian of Yale University since 1869. He 
is the author of "Biographical Sketches of Yale Grad- 
uates," and of many other works. He is now secretary of 
foreign correspondence for the American Antiquarian So- 
ciety. He married Theodosia M. "Wheeler in 1880. 

They have one child : 

1530 i Dorothea M." Dexter, b. in New Haven, 20 July, 1888. 


Josiah A.^ Dexter, son of Benjamin^ [Benjamin*', Benjamin^ 
Noah^ Benjamin^ William^, Thomas^] and Elizabeth P. 
[Delano] Dexter, was born 20 Nov., 1842. He married 
Susan G. Durfee, 7 Sept., 1870. 

They had three children : 

1531 i Lillian A.« Dexter, b. 29 Aug., 1871. 
15o2 ii Edith Delano" Dexter, b. 4 Nov., 1873. 
1533 ill Marion H." Dexter, b. 9 May, 1884. 


Abbie M.^ Dexter, daughter of Benjamin'' [Benjamin^, Benja- 
min^ Noah*, Benjamin^ William^ Thomas^] and Elizabeth 
P. [Delano] Dexter, was born 28 Sept., 1844. She married 
Edward E. Hicks, 23 June, 1873. 

Mrs. Hicks went on a voyage with her husband soon after 
their marriage. They sailed from New Bedford on the bark 
"Mermaid," August, 1873, for a cruise in the Indian Ocean 
after whales. 

I quote her letter: "We had good weather and very little 
sickness. Thursday, Oct. 16, Flores was in sight. Captain 
Hicks went ashore in the morning and returned to the ship 
for dinner. At two o'clock we both went ashore. To walk 
upon the ground after rolling about for six weeks was enjoy- 
ment. We spent the afternoon on shore. We sighted Fayal 
Wednesday, Oct. 22, and went in about twelve o'clock noon 


of the 23rd. We left Fayal at eight the morning of the 
25th. We then cruised in the Atlantic and took a great 
many whales. Having rounded the Cape of Good Hope 
with rather cold, windy weather, we sailed north into the 
Indian Ocean. Madagascar was sighted the 26th of March, 
1874. Here the weather grew warmer and calmer. The 
18th of May, we went into Mahi, Seychelle Islands. It is a 
beautiful island, with a fine climate. There are cocoanut 
groves, and wild cinnamon and cloves. Bananas are raised 
there and the vanilla bean cultivated. We were all glad to 
leave the vessel after being confined to it for nearly five 
months. We hired a house, and with the help of a few na- 
tive servants lived comfortably. Captain Hicks took the 
ship out June 2, though I lived there until Aug. 29, when we 
left for a cruise on the coast of Arabia, where we were sail- 
ing on summer seas all the time. It was calm, warm and de- 
lightful living. The 22nd of July, 1875, we spent the day 
on the island of Johanna, which is one of the Comoro 

"We returned to New Bedford with a full cargo of oil, 
about the 16th of March, 1876, having had good luck, good 
weather and a pleasant voyage. ' ' 

Captain Hicks made other voyages, being accompanied in 
1881 by his wife and two children. -One of the voyages proved 
unsuccessful and unpleasant, as bad weather prevailed. 
They returned home in July, 1883. 

They had six children : 

15S'4 i Elizabeth D.^ Hicks, b. on Seychelle Islands, Indian Ocean, 22 
July, 1874. Is now a teacher in public schools at New Bed- 

1535 ii Edward H." Hicks, b. in Marion, 26 May, 1876. Is now re- 

porter for New Bedford Mercury. 

1536 iii Louise E.* Hicks, b. in New Bedford, 21 Sept., 1878. Is public 

school teacher in New Bedford. 

1537 iv Florence K." Hicks, b. in Fayal, Western Islands, 4 July, 1882 ; 

d. in Kutland, Mass., 21 Oct., 1904. 

1538 V Alexander" Hicks, b. in New Bedford, 24 April, 1884. At 

School of Technology in Boston in 1905. 
1538A vi Belle B.» Hicks, b. in New Bedford, 6 Feb., 1886. At school 
at Wellesley College. 



Benjamin F.** Dexter, son of Benjainiii^ [Benjamin^ Benjamin^, 
Noah^, Benjamin^ William^, Thomas^] and Elizabeth P. 
[Delano] Dexter, was born 26 Feb., 1850, and died 2 Dec, 
1901. He married Olive Kinney, 8 March, 1880. 

They had three children : 

1539 i Benjamin D." Dexter, b. 26 Oct., 1880; d. 14 Nov., 1890. 
1.540 ii Ella F." Dexter, b. 23 Oct., 1882. 

1541 iii Arthur Delano" Dexter, b. 31 Dec, 1887; d. 28 Jan., 1901. 


Seth L. M,^ Dexter, son of Rufus^ [Benjamin^ Benjamin^ 
Noah*, Benjamin^ William^, Thomasi^] and Elizabeth L. 
[Washbnrn] Dexter, was born 3 March, 1854. He married 
Elizabeth Jenney, 3 Nov., 1878. 

They had three children : 

1542 i Bessie L.' Dexter, b. in Kiver Falls, Wis., 19 Oct., 1880. 

1543 ii Lawrence L." Dexter, b. in Eiver Falls, Wis., 19 June, 1882. • 

1544 iii Robert W." Dexter, b. in Marion, Mass., 7 July, 1886. 


Horace* Dexter, son of Jonathan K.'' [Jonathan^, David^ 
Josiah*, Benjamin^, William", Thomas^] and Clarinda 
[Smith] Dexter, was born 15 Sept., 1839. He married Ann 
E. Lyman, 25 Feb., 1869. 

They had four children : 

1545 i Horace Lyman" Dexter, b. 30 May, 1870. 

1546 ii James Smith" Dexter, b. 20 Aug., 1872. 

1547 iii Agnes May" Dexter, b. 6 Sept., 1875. 

1548 iv Grace Ethel" Dexter, b. 27 Sept., 1878. 


Mary* Dexter, daughter of Jonathan K.'' [Jonathan", David^, 
Josiah*, Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] and Clarinda 


[Smith] Dexter, was bom 17 June, 1844. She married 
James Landers, 5 Sept., 1861. 

They had three children : 

1549 i Mary' Landers, h. in New Bedford, 1 Dec, 1862; m. Charles 

Cox, Jan., 1889. 

1550 ii Katie^ Landers, b. in New Bedford, 20 Dec, 1868 ; m. Henry L. 

Miller, 4 Sept., 1897. 

1551 iii John F.° Landers, b. in Fairhaven, 2 Oct., 1872; m. Etta 

Leonard, 14 Dec, 1893. 


Allen D.s Hammond, son of Martha M.^ [AUen^ David^, Josiah*, 
Benjamin", AVilliam^, Thomas^] Dexter and Noah Ham- 
mond, was bom 1 June, 1871. He married Eliza Lenora 
Shaw, 19 Sept., 1894. 

They had two children, born in Brockton : 

1552 i Allen Dexter' Hammond, b. Feb., 1897. 

1553 ii Dorothy' Hammond, b. 3 April, 1904, 


Henry C.^ Dexter, son of John'' [Constant^, Isaac^, Constant^, 
Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] and Mary B. [Shaw] Dex- 
ter, was born at Wayne, Me., 21 April, 1831. He married 
Ellen E. Carll, 17 Dec, 1864. 

They had three children, bom at Auburn, Me. : 

1554 i Clifton C Dexter, b. 27 April, 1866. 

1555 ii Alice B.' Dexter, b. 26 Dec, 1869. 

1556 iii Elbert H.' Dexter, b. 12 Oct., 1874. 


George T.^ Dexter, son of Rev. Henry V.'' [Amasa^, Isaac^, Con- 
stant*, Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] and Mary E. [Board- 
man] Dexter, was born at Augusta, Me., 25 Jan., 1860. He 
married Nellie J. Greenwood, 14 April, 1879 ; she died 8 
Nov., 1900. 




Two children 

1557 i Frederick Greenwood' Dexter, b. 11 Aug., 1881. 

1558 ii Leon Boardman' Dexter, b. 4 June, 1893.- 


The following from an insurance journal shows Mr. Dex- 
ter 's standing: 

"Within recent years a new force has entered the 
agency business of life insurance in the person of 
George T. Dexter, superintendent of domestic agencies of 
the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York. He is 
not only a new force, but he represents individual character- 
istics which distinguish him from other men who have won 
great fame in the mana^-ement of large agency corps. The 
handling of agents, especially under the modern tendency to 
bring them into closer touch with the home office, requires 
talents of a peculiar order, not always of the same kind, be- 
cause different men manage by different methods. Mr. 
Dexter is certainly not a copy or a duplicate, in any sense of 
the word, of others who exert a controlling power in the 
great field of life insurance. 

"Mr. Dexter is the son of a Baptist clergyman. His boy- 
hood was passed in Maine, where he acquired his early edu- 
cation. At the age of eighteen he became imbued with a 
boyish ambition for the sea and enlisted as a sailor on a 
vessel trading in the Orient, by way of Cape Horn. He 
spent two years before the mast, sharing the trials and hard- 
ships of a common seaman, bunking in the forecastle and 
partaking of the seaman's homely fare. None of his ship- 
mates suspected that the master of the vessel was Dexter 's 

"The physical training and moral discipline secured in this 
school had much to do in developing the strength of char- 
acter shown in Mr. Dexter 's later life. After giving up the 
sea he acted as commercial traveler for a short time, but 
becoming interested in life insurance, was induced to act as 
solicitor for the United States Life at Keene, N. H. 

' ' He was a success in this business from the very start, so 
successful, in fact, that he was soon made general agent of 
the company at Worcester, Mass. He occupied this position 
one year, and then accepted a call to a larger field, as super- 
intendent of agencies for E. W. Peet, the Mutual Life's 


manajorer at St. Paul. He supervised the company's work 
in Minnesota and Iowa. His success in this department was 
conspicuous, and in a few years he was promoted to super- 
vise the fieldmen in the Mutual Life's great Ohio aprency of 
L. C. Lawton & Co. 

"His work in this field attracted the particular attention of 
the home office. He was entrusted with the execution of 
several missions of supreme importance, requirino- great 
judgment and tact. The skill with which he handled these 
matters so impressed the executive officials of the company 
that in 1898 he was selected to organize and manage the 
company's department of domestic agencies. 

' ' Like most men who occupy positions of responsibility Mr. 
Dexter is a man of great energy, possessing that talent for 
achievement and hard work which a great philosopher has 
said lies at the root of all genius. Unlike some who have 
made their mark in life insurance, there is nothing spectac- 
ular in his make-up, nothing sensational in his methods of 
doing business. Neither in his manner nor his speech does 
he boast of great things to be done. Nevertheless, no one 
who has ever come in contact with him in a business way, for 
even the briefest period, ever doubted the definiteness of his 
plans or the fixity of his purpose. Although he keeps his 
own counsel he knows what there is to do and is quick to see 
how it is to be done. Quietness, reserve, determination are 
the essential characteristics of his make-up, and his plans 
are only revealed in their fulfillment. 

"In dealing with competing interests, or in the adjustment 
of business complications, he has proved himself a born dip- 
lomat. Admitting no wrong or weakness in his own cause 
he concedes only non-essentials to the opposition. Having 
taken his stand upon sure ground he maintains it unreser- 
vedly. Although quick to act in emergencies, nothing is 
done which is ill considered. In subsequent developments 
he has nothing to unsay, nothing to explain away. He is 
pre-eminently a safe man in his position. He makes the 
minimum of mistakes. 

* ' In his intercourse with the field force Mr. Dexter is dig- 


nified, but at the same time frank and straightforward. He 
never 'jollies' his agents. He does not awaken in them false 
hopes or foster vain expectations. The managers and 
agents working under him know that he is dependable, that 
his words and acts are not susceptible of double interpreta- 
tion, and that he will always do more, not less, than he 


Professor Edwin Grant^ Dexter, son of Rev. Henry Vaughan'' 
[Amasa^ Isaac^, Constant^ Benjamin^ William-. Thonia;*' ! 
and Mary Edna [Boardman] Dexter, was born at Calais, 
Me., 21 July, 1868. 

His boyhood days were spent in the t0T\Ti of Templeton, 
Mass., the place of his father's last pastorate and death. 
After attending the town schools until the age .of 16 
years, he entered "Worcester (Mass.) Academy and prepared 
for Brown University, from which he was graduated in 1891, 
with the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). While 
an undergraduate he was his class historian (Pub. Prov. 
1889), director of the Boating Association, President of the 
Camera Club and of the Glee Club, member of the Univer- 
sity Quartette and editor of the Liber Bruneusis, the college 
annual. He is a member of the Zeta Psi Fraternity and of 
Phi Beta Kappa. The year of 1891-92 was spent at Brown 
as instructor and graduate student, the Master of Arts de- 
gree being conferred at its close " summa cum laude." 

The next three years, 1892-95, were passed as science 
master of the Colorado Springs "(Col.) High School. He 
was also director for the years of 1893 and 1894 of the Colo- 
rado Summer School of Science, Philosophy and Languages, 
holding its sessions at Colorado Springs. During those 
years the school had upon its faculty, among others. President 
Wilson of Princeton, Andrews of Nebraska, Hyde of Bow- 
doin and Slocum and Baker of Colorado, as well as Profess- 
ors William James, Richard T. Ely, C. E. Bessey, William 
J. Rolfe, Katherine Lee Bates, Katherine Coman, and W. D. 


In 1895 he was appointed professor of psychology at the 
Colorado State Normal School (Greeley, Col.), which posi- 
tion he held until taking his present position in 1900, with 
leave of absence for the year 1899-1900, during which he 
held a fellowship at Columbia University, and was granted 
the Ph.D. degree. 

While in Colorado, he was a member of the Colorado 
Scientific Society ; the Colorado State Educational Council ; 
president of the child-study section of the State Teachers' 
Association. He also received a medal for his part in the 
preparation of the state educational exhibit at the World's 
Columbian Exposition, at Chicago, in 1893. Since coming 
to the University of Illinois,' he has been, beside holding the 
professorship of education, director and dean of the sum- 
mer session of the University. 

Professor Dexter is a fellow of the American Association 
for the Advancement of Science, and of the American Geo- 
graphical Society ; is a member of the National Educational 
Association ; president of the National Society for the Scien- 
tific Study of Education; of the Society of College Teach- 
ers of Education; of the American Psychological Associa- 
tion ; of the American Social Science Association ; of the Illi- 
nois Schoolmasters' Club; of the Internatioualen Societie 
fiir Schulhygiene (and a collaborating editor of its journal), 
and of the Societe Jean Jacques Rousseau. 

Professor Dexter has published upwards of sixty scientific 
and educational articles in such journals as Educational Re- 
view, Education, Popular Science Monthly, Psychological 
Review, International Journal of Ethics, Annals of the 
American Academy of Political and Social Science, Science, 
World's Work, Harper's Weekly, and the Scientific Ameri- 
can; in addition, two volumes from the Macmillan Press: 
"A History of Education in the United States," Sept., 1904, 
pp. xxi-654, 8vo, and ' ' Weather Influences : an Empirical 
Study of the Mental and Psychological Effects of Definite 
Meteorological Conditions," August, 1904, pp. xxi-288. 

Professor Dexter married Allie Martin Hodge, 7 June, 
1895, in Colorado Springs. 


They have three children : 

1559 i Henry Vaughan' Dexter, b. 27 Marct, 1896. 

1560 ii Louise' Dexter, b. 4 Aug., 1900. 

1561 iii Dwight Hodge" Dexter, b. 14 Julj, 1903. 


Joseph Dean^ Dexter, son of Joseph C^ [EleazerS Samuel^ 
SamneP, Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] and Olive [Gould] 
Dexter, was born 18 June, 1820. He married Almeda An- 
derson, 8 March, 1846. She was born 1826, daughter of 
Timothy and Betsey Anderson. 

They had one child : 

1562 i Joseph Franklin' Dexter, b. 18 July, 1847. 


Nancy M.^ Dexter, daughter of Joseph Dean'' [Eleazer^, Sam- 
ueF, SamueP, Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] and Olive 
[Gould] Dexter, was born 1825. She married (1) Henry B. 
Gould, son of Haffield and Lydia Gould, 6 May, 1847; (2) 
Joseph C. Page, 2 Nov., 1865. 

She had one child by first husband and two by second 
husband : 

1563 i Ella Maria' Gould, b. 9 Sept., 1851. 

1564 ii Joseph C Page, Jr., b. . 

1565 iii Estella Freese' Page, b. . 


Caroline Angelia^ Taylor, daughter of Cassandra'^ [Jonathan^, 
SamueP, Samuel*, Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] Dexter 
and Lemuel F. Taylor, was born 1 March, 1841. She mar- 
ried Darius Parsons of Sutton, 24 Nov., 1877, at Hubbard- 

They had one child : 

1566 i George Taylor' Parsons, b. 4 May, 1879. 



Adams^ French, Jr., son of Khoda^ [Lucy'', Ichabod^ Samuel*, 
Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^ Dexter] and Adams French, 
was born 1828. He married Abby E. Kellogg, 25 Jan., 1849. 
She was born 1830, daughter of John and Clarinda Kellogg. 
He was a pail maker. 

They had one child : 
1567 i Elvirus Franklin" French, b. 30 Jan., 1850; d. . 


Mary A.^ French, daughter of Rhoda^ [Lucy^ Ichabod^ Sam- 
uel*, Benjamin^ William^, Thomas^ Dexter] and Adams 

French, was born . She married Franklin L. Waters, 

22 April, 1850. He was born 1829, son of John, Jr., and 
Olive Waters of Champlain, N. Y. He was a pail-maker. 

They had one child: 

1568 i Albert' Waters, b.  ; m. Ada Morrell, about 1892. No 



Lysander^ French, son of Rhoda^ [Lucy'', Ichabod,^ Samuel*, 
Benjamin^ William^, Thomas^] Dexter and Adams French, 
was born at Orange in 1839. He married Julia Hunt. 

Four children : 

1569 i Waldo' French, b. ; m. Minnie Ford. Three children. 

1570 ii Cora" French, b. 1858; m. Frank Cheney, 16 Sept., 1880; 

farmer, of Sanford, Me. ; son of Horace B. and Susan A. 
Cheney, was born in 1857. Two children. 

1571 iii Frank* French, b. . 

1572 iv J. Margaret" French, b. 1865; m. Ellsworth E. Howe of Graf- 

ton, Mass., 17 Nov., 1886; he was born in 1861 at Princeton. 
Two children. 



Moses C.^ French, son of Ehoda^ [hucj^, Ichabod% Samuel^ 
Benjamin", "William^ Thomas^] Dexter and Adams French, 
was born in 1842. He married Kate E. Bishop. Was a fur- 
niture dealer. 

Two children : 

1573 i Minnie May" French, b. 27 March, 1868; d. 7 April, 1869. 

1574 ii Clara Eleanor" French, b. 6 Oct., 1870. 


William N.^ Dexter, son of Foster D-'' [John,^ Job^, Samuel*, 
Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] and Phebe P. [ J Dexter, 

was born 15 Aug., 1843. He married (1) Frances Newland, 
Aug., 1870; (2) Mary J. Dooley, 7 April, 1887 (she died 
14 March, 1897) ; (3) Lillian Adell Field, 22 Dec, 1897 (she 
was born 18 April, 1857 ) . He is now living in New Salem, 

Two children : 

1575 i lona F." Dexter, b. 2 Dec, 1888. 

1576* 11 Mabel A." Dexter (adopted), b. 8 March, 1869; m. George 
Carpenter of Orange. 


Charles Augustus^ Wheeler, son of William A.'^ [Anna^, Job^ 
SamueP, Benjamin', William^, Thomas^] Dexter and Almira 
[Allen] Wheeler, was born 27 Jan., 1826. He married 
Mary Eliza Douglas, 1 Jan., 1851, and died 18 Sept., 1867. 
He was educated in the public schools of Worcester and at 
Williston Seminary at Easthampton, Mass. After an ap- 
prenticeship with his father he was admitted into partner- 
ship. He held several official positions in Worcester until 
failing health obliged him to retire from office and from, 
active business. 


Three children : 

1577 i William 8101)11011" Wheeler, b. 19 Oct., 1855; cl. 28 April, 1856. 

1578 ii Annie Douglas-' Wheeler, b. 15 Oct., 1861; d. 10 Sept., 1862. 

1579 iii Charles Douglas" Wheeler, b. 9 Nov., 1865. 


William Fiske' Wheeler, son of William A.'' [Anna«, Job% Sam- 
uel*, Benjamin^ William^, Thomas^] Dexter and Almira 
[Allen] Wheeler, M^as born 24 June, 1830. He married Ada- 
line Barry Youns', 18 Sept., 1854. He was educated at 
Harvard University, 1852, and went to Europe soon after 
his graduation. A weakness of his eyes obliged him to aban- 
don the profession of medicine, which he had intended to 
pursue. Having a taste for agriculture, he purchased a 
farm and conducted a school for boys in connection there- 
with, until the breaking out of the War of the Rebellion^ 
when he enlisted and was chosen captain of a company in 
the 51st Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers. After the 
war his health failed and he gave up active business. 

Four children : 

1580 i Frank Allen'' Wheeler, b. 29 Sept., 1859. 

1581 ii Charles Sprague' Wheeler, b. 7 Jan., 1863 ; d. 24 Nov., 1865. 

1582 iii Ada Maria" Wheeler, b. 14 Nov., 1865. 

1583 iv Thomas' Wheeler, b. 14 Sept., 1868. 


Moses Allen' Wheeler, son of William A.'^ [Anna^, Job^ 
Samuel*, Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] Dexter and Al- 
mira [Allen] Wheeler, was born in Worcester, 19 Aug., 
1838. He married Helen Marion Erwin, 18 Jan., 1865, and 
died 28 Nov., 1884. He was educated in the public schools 
of Worcester, and was in the office of his father until hivS 
failing health induced him to engage in farming on an 
estate in the outskirts of Worcester, where he resided until 
his death. He was a Republican in polities. 


Five children : 

1584 i Moses Allen" Wheeler, b. 18 March, 1866. Superintendent of 

Elevator Co., and resides at 3 Forbes Street, Worcester. 

1585 ii Harriet Erwin^ Wheeler, b. 18 July, 1867. Teacher in pubUc 

schools, and resides at 3 Forbes St., Worcester. 

1586 iii Fanny" Wheeler, b. 26 Aug., 1869. 

1587 iv Helen Eliza" Wheeler, b. 27 June, 1872. Besides at 8 Forbes 

Street, Worcester. 

1588 V Marion Barnard" Wheeler, b. 4 Feb., 1877. 


George L.* Morton, son of Alexander'' [ James^, Mary^, Samuel*, 
Benjamin^, William", Thomas^] Dexter and Martha 
[Wheeler] Morton, was born in 1846. He married . 

Three children : 

1589 i Edna" Morton, b. • ■; m. Amasa Smith. 

1590 ii Moses" Morton, b. . 

1591 iii Proctor" Morton, b.  — — ; m. . Three children: Charles 

Morton, Dexter Morton, Helen Morton. 


Shatley^ Morton, son of SamueF [Hannah'^, Benjamin^, SamueP, 

Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] Dexter and Morton, 

was bom in 1815. He married . 

Four children : 

1592 i Uriah" Morton, b. -. 

1593 ii Lewis" Morton, b. — . 

1594 iii Charles" Morton, b. . 

1595 iv William" Morton, b. . 


Benjamin- Morton, son of SamueP [Hannah^, Benjamin^, 

Samuel*, Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] Dexter and 

Morton, was born in 1818. He married . 


Two children : 

1596 i Almon" Morton, b. . 

1597 ii Millard' Morton, b. . 

Almon'^ Morton, son of Samuel" [ Hannah'', Benjamin^, Samuel*, 

Benjamin^ William^, Thomas^] Dexter and Morton, 

was born in 1820. He married . 

Two children : 

1598 i Edgar" Morton, b. . 

1599 ii Willard" Morton, b. . 


Trustum DurelP Dexter, son of Amasa'^ [Benjamin^ Benja- 
min^ SamueP, Benjamin^ William^, Thomas^] and Roanna 
[Allen] Dexter, was born 7 July, 1834, at Orange, Mass. 
He married Mary Susan Calligan, 9 Nov., 1862. She was 

born 8 Sept., 1840, and died He was in the U. S. 

Army during the Rebellion (15th Mass. Reg.). He was 
killed by accident May 4, 1904 (falling from a building). 
He was a large owner of real estate in Clinton, Mass. 

They adopted a girl, but she died many years ago. 


Benjamin Allen- Dexter, son of Amasa^ [Benjamin*', Benjamin^ 
Samuel*, Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] and Roanna 
[Allen] Dexter, was born 25 Oct., 1836. He married Laura 
0. Webb, 4 April, 1860, at Black River, N. Y. She was 
bom 25 March, 1842, and died 7 Jan., 1897, at Black River, 
New York. He died 22 Jan., 1906. 

Three children: 

1600 i Freddy B.' Dexter, b. 16 May, 1861; d. 28 Sept., 1861, at 

Black Eiver, N. Y. 
1601* ii Frank Albert' Dexter, b. in Rutland, 26 Nov., 1863. 
1602 iii Herbert Arthur" Dexter, b. 4 Oct., 1870. 


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Elihu Osgood Clark^ Dexter, son of Amasa'^ [Benjamin®, Benja- 
min-^, SamueP, Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] and Roanna 
[Allen] Dexter, was born in Orange, Mass., 12 Aug., 1842. 
He married Jane Miner, 1 Jan., 1867. She was a daughter 
of Benjamin Randall and Mary Elmira (Clark) Miner, and 
was bom in Colerain, 22 June, 1842. He was a farmer and 
lived on part of the old homestead, moving the old house to 
the north part of the estate and making their home there. 
He owned a large amount of land in Orange. 

Two children : 

1603* i Myra E." Dexter, b. 2 June, 1871; d. 27 April, 1904; m. 

George W. Holton, 1892. 
1604 ii Herbert C.° Dexter, b. 14 March, 1876 ; m. Ava Leona Sargent, 25 

Dec, 1901. Now living on a farm in South Orange, Mass. 



Hephzibah' Dexter, daughter of Amasa^ [Benjamin^ Benja- 
min^ SamueP, Benjamin^ William^, Thomas^] and Roanna 
[Allen] Dexter, was born 24 June, 1845, at Wendell, Mass. 
She went to school at Wendell, IVIass., and afterwards at 
Orang-e, Mass. She moved to Worcester in 1865, where she 
was married to Henry Davis Barber of Worcester, Mass., 
in 1867. She has always been active in church work, being 
a member of the IMethodist Church. She has been for many 
years one of the visitors and directors of the Old Ladies' 
Home in Worcester. 

One child : 

1605 i Harry EeueP Barber, b. 6 Sept., 1872; m. Harrietts Heloise 

Huffman, 19 Sept., 1900, at New Castle, Ohio. He is a ^ad- 
uate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and is now district 
manager of Telephone Company at St. Louis. They have one 
daughter, Heloise. 


Hoyt- Dexter, son of Amasa'^ [Benjamin'^, Benjamin^ SamueP, 
Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] and Roanna [Allen] Dex- 
ter, was born at Wendell, Mass., 20 Aug., 1847. He mar- 
ried Aurea Scott of Black River, N. Y., 20 Sept., 1876. 

Two children : 

1606 i Leta" Dexter, b. in Colerain, Mass., . 

1607 ii Nina' Dexter, b. in Colerain, Mass., . 


Anna* D'cxter, daughter of Amasa^ [Benjamin^ Benjamin^ 
SamueP, Benjamin^ William^, Thomas^] and Roanna 
[Allen] Dexter, was born 13 Aug., 1850, and died 7 Jan., 
1904. She married (1) B. F. Miner, 1870. He was the son 
of Benjamin Randall and Mary Elmira (Clark) Miner. 
She married (2) Charles Stevens, 1884. 



One child by first husband: 

1608 i David EarP Miner, b. 10 Aug., 1871 ; m. Alice Kimball, 28 
Oct., 1893. 


Joseph Lord^ Dexter, son of Moses'' [Benjamin®, Benjamin^, 
SamueP, Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] and Persis [Lord] 
Dexter, was born in Orange, Mass., 7 Jan., 1839. His early 


life was spent in his native town on the farm at home, and 
learning the carpenter's trade of Deacon Howe. He was 
married to Sarah Jane Wood, 7 Oct., 1858, and they have 
had four children, Frank Edward, Fred Abbott, Mabel L. 
and Louise. He removed to Athol, Mass., about 1864 or '65, 
and far over thirty years was the leading builder and con- 
tractor of that town, and some of Athol's finest residences 
are the work of his hand and brain, and it has been said of 
him that he never erected a poor building. 


He was a Republican in politics and intelligently inter- 
ested in public affairs. He was a member of Tully Lodge 
of Odd Fellows. His health had not been good the last few 
years of his life, and he had retired from active work. 

His death was caused by drowning 28 Feb., 1902, and the 
only cause that can be given is a general despondency over 
his ill health. He leaves a good name, and the sad circum- 
stance of his departure from this life casts no reflections 
on his character or spirit. 

Four children : 

1609* i Frank E.=' Dexter, b. 25 Dec, 1859; m. Cora H. Lee, 15 Aug., 

1610* ii Fred. A.' Dexter, b. 17 Oct., 1862; m. Flora L. Putnam, 26 

Oct., 1884. 
1611* iii Mabel L.= Dexter, b. 3 June, 1865 ; ni. Arthur A. Prentiss. 
1612 iv Nettie L.^" Dexter, b. 13 Jan., 1869; d. 8 Aug., 1869. 

Everett Augustus'' Dexter, eldest child of David'' [Benjamin^, 
Benjamin^ Samuel^ Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] and 
Maria [Hubbard] Dexter, was born 3 Aug., 1836, in Orange, 
Mass., and was a small child when his parents settled at 
Black River. He attended the public school of that village, 
and his father planned to send him to college. The son, how- 
ever, preferred a business career, and was permitted to begin 
at an early age to work in the chair factory of his father. 
He worked his way through all departments of the work and 
was master of every detail. He became partner with his 
father in 1864, and succeeded to the sole ownership in 1880. 
Soon after this he admitted his brother, David Erwin Dex- 
ter, to partnership, and the business was conducted under 
the name of David Dexter 's Sons. On account of failing 
health Everett Dexter went to Colorado in 1889, and 
remained there three years. Returning to Black River, he 
passed away at his home there, 12 March, 1893. 

A man of domestic tastes, Mr. Dexter preferred his home 
to the market place, and he shunned public office, though a 



public-spirited citizen, and was widely respected as a thor- 
oughly upright man. He was a believer in the principles 
of the Eepublican party, and sustained them with his in- 
iiuence at all times. He was a regular attendant of the local 


church, in which he was a trustee, and was a member of 
Watertown Lodge, No. 49, Free and Accepted Masons. 

A sound and incorruptible business man, he never lost the 
respect and esteem of his contemporaries. Mr. Dexter was 


married to ]\1iss Martha Oakes, Oct. 8, 1864, who was bom 
May 18, 1840, at Antwerp, Jefferson County, a daughter of 
George and Martha ( Green )Choate Oakes. The last named 
was a descendant of Robert and Sarah Choate, whose son, 
John Choate, was a pioneer settler of New England. The 
only child of Everett A. and Martha (Oakes) Dexter is 
Carolyn IMartha, who was bom in Black River. She is a 
graduate of the Watertown High School, and of the Oswego 
Normal School. She is now a kindergarten teacher in New 
York, residing with her mother in Jamaica, Long Island. 

The esteem in which Mr. Dexter was held in the commun- 
ity is shown by the follomng extracts from an obituary 
published in the Watertown Times, and the resolutions 
adopted by his Masonic lodge, namely: "In 1839, when 
about three years of age, the subject of this sketch came with 
his parents from Massachusetts to Black River, which he has 
seen grow from a small hamlet to a thriving manufacturing 
town. To this growth and to all that tended to the improve- 
ment of the village and its inhabitants, Mr. Dexter was al- 
ways ready t-o extend both moral and financial aid. " . . . 
"Among the scores of employees in the factory, many of 
whom had worked there a score of years, Mr. Dexter was 
uniformly loved and respected." 

"A kind husband and father, a considerate employer, an 
upright business man and a public-spirited citizen, ]\Ir. Dex- 
ter 's death will be more widely felt than that of any other 
resident of the village who has passed away. ' ' 

"Whereas, our earthly lodge has thus lost one who was 
dear to us, as a true and worthy friend, associate and 
brother, and the grand lodge above has gained another 
bright, immortal soul, therefore be it, 

"Resolved, that our lodge be draped in the usual mourn- 
ing, that a page in this book of minutes be set apart to per- 
petuate his name and memory, that these preambles and 
resolutions be published in the Daily Times, and that a 
copy thereof be transmitted to the sorrowing relatives, and 
that while we mourn for one whom we dearly loved, and 
tender to the bereaved ones our deep and sincere sympathy 


in tliis hour of their affliction, we humbly, devoutly and 
reverently bow to the inevitable laws of our Supreme Grand 
Master above, who doeth all things well. ' ' 

One child : 
1613 . i Carrie M.^ Dexter, b. 20 July, 1877. 


David Erwin^ Dexter, son of David' [Benjamin^, Benjamin^, 
Samuel*, Benjamin', William^, Thomas^] and Maria [Hub- 
bard] Dexter, was bom 8 Feb.,. 1849, at Black River, N. Y. 
He married Mary D. Pierce, 10 May, 1870. She was bom 
30 Sept., 1849. 


Henry Clay^ Dexter, eldest son of Simeon^ [Benjamin*^, Benja- 
min% Samuel*, Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] and Maria 
[Hardy] Dexter was born 4 May, 1858, in Black River, N.Y., 
and received most of his education in the Watertown 
public schools, and at Potsdam Normal School. In 1882 he 
entered the employ of Poor, Dexter & Co., chair manufactur- 
ers at Black River. His brother Charles was a partner in 
this business, and the share of the management, on account 
of Charles' failing health, soon evolved on him. On March 
4, 1884, he became a partner in the firm, and a year later, 
he and Charles bought out the other partners, Christopher 
Poor and Charles "Wolf, and at once joined with the owners 
of a factory and water power on the north side of the river, 
D. Hubbard Scott and Byron N. Scott, and immediately 
moved their woodworking department into this shop. After 
one year, the Dexter brothers bought out the other two and 
continued the business of chair-making alone, under the 
name of Dexter & Co. After the death of Charles, the 
name was made H. C. Dexter Chkir Co., under which title 
it was incorporated in 1890. On the 24th of November, 
1894, the shop, which stood on the present site of the Union 
School building, was destroyed by fire. A new building 



was erected on the north side of the river, and this was 
burned Feb. 17, 1900. It was immediately rebuilt on a 
larger scale than before, and is now the scene of busy activ- 
ity. A small part of the product is exported, but the 
larger portion is sent to the large cities, such as New York, 
Philadelphia, Boston and Pittsburg. 

Mr. Dexter is an active member of the Methodist Church, 


having long been Chairman of the Board of Stewards and 
President of the Trustees. He has always fostered the public 
school system, and has had a large influence in the improve- 
ment of the schools of his native village. Soon after his 
election as school trustee in 1892, he began an agitation of 
the plan of consolidation of school districts, on opposite 
sides of the river and in separate towns, and this was 
brought about in 1898. This was a stepping-stone toward 
the incorporation of the village, lying in two separate towns,. 


and largely throiigli the influence of J\Ir. Dexter this was 
consummated. Believing that his business holds the most 
important demand upon his time, he avoids public oifice, but 
has served as water commissioner of the village. He is a 
successful business man and a well-wisher toward all the 

Mr. Dexter was m^arried 21 Jan., 1885, to Clara L. Tis- 
dale, daughter of Rev. William and Eunice Louise (More- 
house) Tisdale, the latter now deceased. Mr. Tisdale is a 
member of the Central New York Methodist Conference, and 
has been stationed at various points in this section, according 
to the system of his church. He is of an old Canadian 
family, and one of his brothers has been many years a mem- 
ber of the Dominion Parliament, having formerly been a 
member of the Governor-General's Cabinet. Mrs. Tisdale 
was a daughter of Somers Morehouse, of Mexico, Oswego 
County, New York. 

The children of Henrv^ C. and Clara L. Dexter are : 

Fanny Eunice' Dexter, b. 10 June, 1887. 

William Charles" Dexter, b. 18 March, 1891. 

Dorothy May' Dexter, b. 11 Sept., 189.5; d. 28 April, 1896. 

Marion Louise'' Dexter, b. 26 March, 1902. 


Charles Phineas'' Dexter, second son of Simeon'^ [Benjamin^, 
Benjamin^ Samuel"*, Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] and 
Maria [Hardy] Dexter, was bom 2 Sept., 1860, at Black 
River, and graduated from the Watertown High School in 
1878. He taught school two years in Rutland and Leray, 
and in 1881 joined Charles "Wolf in the purchase of the in- 
terest of David E. Dexter in the chair manufacturing busi- 
ness of Poor & Dexter. The business was then continued 
under the title of Poor, Dexter & Co., and Charles P. Dex- 
ter continued to be an o-wner, under various titles, until his 
death, 3 May, 1886. As above related, he became joint 
owmer with his elder brother of the entire plant in 1884. He 










possessed a rare capacity for business, and instituted systems 
of business management which are still in use by his success- 
ors. Like his father, he had a strong grasp of details, and 
would have attained a high position in the business world, 
without doubt, had his life continued to the allotted time. 
His close application to business undermined his health, and 
he began to shift some of his cares to his brother by 1883. 
During the summer of the following year he remained in a 


sanitarium at Dans.ville, N. Y., and in the autumn went to 
San Antonio, Texas. After remaining there a year, he went 
to the highest altitude on the Southern Pacific Railroad, at 
San Gorvonio, Cal., where his life passed out on the date 
above named. He became a member of the Methodist 
Church early in life, and while in Texas affiliated with the 
Methodist Church South. He was small of stature, but 
great in soul and mind, and had a most cheerful disposi- 
tion. Though he must have felt that death was near during 


his last years, he never coraplained and kept up a happy 
frame of mind. Fond of anecdote, he was a capital story- 
teller, and aided much in the cheer of any society in which 
he was placed. His death was a loss to the business com- 
munity and to the life of his native place, both social and 

The following tribute was written by Professor W. K. 
Wickes, former principal of "Watertown High School, and 
at present principal of the Syracuse (N. T.) High School: 

' ' Charles Dexter, or ' Charlie, ' as he was familiarly called^ 
was an interesting study to students of human nature. 
The writer knew him — knew him well — at that period of 
his life when his -character was most rapidly forming and 
his mind was most active. Tlarely are the 'elements' which 
go to make up a 'man' mixed in such strange proportions 
as in him ; never have they better blended to form a manly 
character. No over-zealous critics, alert to find flaws in poor 
human nature, could truthfully tax this young man with 
the possession and exercise of a mean trait of character. On 
the contrary, friend and foe — if foe, indeed, he had — would 
acknowledge the existence in him, and that, too, in the most 
marked degree and unalloyed kind, of the best, most at- 
tractive traits of human nature. I know not how better to 
define his character than by saying that he was a young man 
•of generous uprightness. And that, it seems to me, means 
much. For it implies that while he was good, he was not 
selfishly so, as some good men have, alas, been known to be. 
It means, moreover, that the generosity which was so char- 
acteristic of him was not simply the benevolent impulse of 
an unjudging heart, but was dominated and controlled by 
such thoughtful action of the mind as insured the morality 
and uprightness of that generosity. Indeed, the traits of this 
young man's mind were in a very true and real sense insepar- 
able from those of his heart. How clear, keen and right judg- 
ing the operations of his mind were ! Who that ever saw and 
heard him in the fervor of debate will not say 'true' to this? 
And when the question was one in which both his feelings 
and his powers were interested, how admirable his argument ; 



and how perfectly unique his manner of illustration and ex- 

' ' But this ii'enerous heart and clear mind were lodged in a 
slight physical frame-work, which early gave way to the fell 
power of disease. lie died far from home and friends, andyet 
had so endeared himself to strangers that they tenderly prof- 
ferred to him all aid in their power. It was little, however, 
that they could do. Yet, there can be no doubt that he was 
'sustained and soothed by an unfaltering trust,' and so 
realized, though far from home, the truth of that beautiful 
old saying, 'The way to heaven is the same out of all 
places.' " 



Fanny Sarah^ Dexter, daughter of Simon^ [Benjamin^ Benja- 
min^ Samuel*, Benjamin^ William^, Thomas^ ] and Maria 
[Hardy] Dexter, was born at Black River, N. Y., 4 Oct., 


1862, and died at Black River, 12 Feb., 1885. Her 
early life she spent at Black Eiver, attending the local 
schools. In 1870, when her people moved to Watertown, she 
went with them and entered the city schools and graduated 
from the High School in 1881. After a year's rest she at- 
tended the Mount Holyoke Seminary one year. The remain- 
der of her life she spent with her parents at Black River. 


Orrin B.^ Ramsey, son of Betsey'^ [Benjamin^, Benjamin^, 
SamueP, Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] Dexter and 
Luther Ramsey of Orange, was born 24 May, 1848, and 
married Sarah E. Booth, 28 Nov., 1868. 

Four children : 

1618 i Mary Augusta" Eamsey, b. 12 Nov., 1869. 

1619 ii Lillian Jane=' Eamsey, b. 28 Aug., 1871. - 

1620 iii Orrin Walter'' Eamsey, b. 1 Nov., 1876. 

1621 iv Maud Evelyn" Eamsey, b. 6 Sept., 1887. 


Horace HartwelP Ramsey, son of Betsey'' [Benjamin^, Benja- 
min^, Samuel^, Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] Dexter and 
Luther Ramsey, was bom 25 June, 1857. He married Lil- 
lian Clark, 29 Feb., 1880, daughter of William S. and Pallas 
E. (Woodard) Clark. She was born 30 Sept., 1859. He 
was for a long time connected with his father in the under- 
taking business, and since his father's decease he has car- 
ried on the business alone. 

Four children : 

1622 i Camilla Euth" Eamsey, b. 20 Jan., 1884. 

1623 ii Geneva Isadore" Eamsey, b. 22 May, 1887. 

1624 iii Allan Clark" Eamsey, b. 24 March, 1890. 

1625 iv Marion Olive" Eamsey, b. 3 June, 1892. 





Herman Francis' D-exter, son of Samuel Stillman'' [Benjamin^, 
Benjamin", SamueP, Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] and 
Maria C. [Dewey] Dexter, was born at Orange, Mass., 13 
Oct., 1858. He was educated in the public schools of that 
town, graduating' from the high school in 1877. 

In 1878 he went to San Francisco, Cal., and entered the 
employ of Dewey & Co., publishers of the Mining and Sci- 
entific Press, and the Pacific Rural Press, where in 
time he became cashier and office manager, a position which 


he has held continuously for many years. He is also" secre- 
tary and one of the directors of the Dewey Publishing Co., 
a corporation organized in 1891, to succeed the firm of 
Dewey & Co. 

He was married in San Francisco, Cal., Jan. 7th, 1884, to 
Ella B. Browning, a native of that city, and daughter of 
Jacob and Zeruah Browning. He now (1905) resides in 
Alameda, Cal., a suburb of San Francisco, to which place he 
removed in 1889. In religion he is a Congregationalist, 
being a member of the First Congregational Church of Al- 
ameda, Cal. He has served continuously on the Board of 
Trustees of that church since 1891, and has been superin- 
tendent of the Sunday school during most of the same time. 


1626 i Euey" Dexter, b. in San Francisco, Cal., 26 June, 1887. 

1627 ii Browning Dewey' Dexter, b. in San Francisco, CaJ., 13 Dec, 


1628 iii Philip Lee» Dexter, b. in Alameda, Cal., 22 Feb., 1896. 

1629 iv Harold' Dexter, b. in Alameda, Cal., 9 Sept., 1897. . 


Caroline Mary^ Dexter, daughter of Samuel Stillman'^ [Benja- 
min^, Benjamin^, Samuel*, Benjamin^, "William^, Thomas^] 
and Maria [Dewey] Dexter, was bom 5 Sept., 1860. She 
married Martin W. Mayo. 

Two children: 

16S0 i Ella Caroline' Mayo, b. Sept., 1886. 

1631 ii Helen' Mayo, b. Nov., 1887; d. 1888. 


Edward Mansfield- Dexter, son of Samuel Stillman'^ [Benja- 
min^, Benjamin^, Samuel*, Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] 
and Maria C. [Dewey] Dexter, was born at Orange, Mass., 


2 -Oct., 1864. He was educated in the public schools, and 
graduated from the high school as valedictorian of the class 
of 1882. For a time he assisted his father in his work as a 
civil engineer. The succeeding two and one half years were 
passed in the employ of the New Home Sewing Machine Co. 
He was a carpet salesman in the dry goods store of M. E. 
Cowan for a year. In 1885 he went to Black River, N. Y., 
where for thirteen years he was manager bookkeeper for 
the H. C. Dexter Chair Co. In politics he is a loyal Re- 
publican, and at the time of the election of President McKin- 
ley to his first term of office, was President of the Republi- 
can Club. After the village of Black River was incorpora- 
ted, he was elected village clerk, which office he held for 
several years. He married N. Gertrude Boyce, 18 July, 
1888, at Orange, Mass. She was the daughter of Alaric and 
Amanda (Whitney) Boyce. 

He moved in 1897 to Hartford, Conn., to take charge of 
the office of E. G. Whittelsey & Co., a wholesale house dealing 
in flour, butter, cheese, etc. He is now living in Hartford. 
He and his family are active members of the Fourth Con- 
gregational Church. He is much interested in its work, 
having been a deacon, and is now a trustee and first vice- 
president of its large chorus choir. He is faithful to every 
obligation. That he has the entire confidence and high es- 
teem of his employers is evidenced by the trusted positions 
he has so long held. 

One child : 

1632 i Eaymond Henry-' Dexter, b. at Black Eiver, N. Y., 28 March, 


Maurice Lynde^ Dexter, son of Samuel Stillman" [Benjamin^ 
Benjamin^ Samuel*, Benjamin^ William^, Thomas^] and 
Maria [Dewey] Dexter, was born 3 May, 1869, at Orange, 
Mass. On that morning the ground was covered with two 
or three inches of snow. Under the parlor window of the 


house in which the subject of this sketch was born; there 
was a flower bed bordered with dwarf fleur-de-lis in bloom. 
The line of blue flowers and green-leaf points lay on the 
snow like a rift of sky in a summer cloud. 

In his boyhood Mr. Dexter attended the graded and high 
schools of Orange, and assisted his father in his farm work, 
lumbering and civil engineering. During these early years, 
he acquired a practical knowledge in these lines of business 
which was of much use in later life. 

After leaving school, he was employed for a time in the 
factory of the New Home Sewing Machine Co. He' then 
engaged in business for himself as a farmer and milk dealer, 
also carrying on trade in wood and lumber. 

Mr. Dexter is in religion a Congregationalist, and in poli- 
tics a Republican. He also belongs to the society of Odd 
Fellows and has held the office of Treasurer of the local lodge 
for several years. Pie married Martha Stella Foskett in 
1888. She was the daughter of a prosperous farmer. Four 
children born in Orange have come to bless the home, one of 
whom has passed on to the heavenly home, and so the snow 
storms and spring blossoms of life are mingling all the way. 

Four children: 

1633 i Albert Maurice^ Dexter, b. 6 June, 1889. 

1634 ii Gladys Maria" Dexter, b. 12 Feb., 1891. 

1685 iii Eoland Foskett^ Dexter, b. 18 May, 1893; d. in Orange, 4 
Aug., 1895. 

1636 iv Bernard Leon^" Dexter, b. 31 Oct., 1896. 


George Edward^ Dexter, son of George W.'^ [Benjamin^ Benja- 
min", Samuel^ Benjamin^ "William^, Thomas^] and F. Ar- 
villa [Fry] Dexter, was born 26 Dec, 1857. He married 
Minnie Emmelin Graves, 24 Oct., 1878. She was born at 
Orange, 25 March, 1860. 




Three children; 



i Arthur Job" Dexter, b. 24 Jan., 1880; m. Annie Stewart, 14 
Oct., 1900. Three children: Margaret, b. 16 Sept., 1901; 
Marion, b. 16 Sept., 1901; Davis, b. 28 Nov., 1903. 

ii George Augustus' Dexter, b. 20 Jan., 1882. 

iii Lyna' Dexter, b. 19 Nov., 1887. 


Herbert Eugene^ Dexter, son of George W.'' [Benjamin®, Ben- 
jamin^ SamueP, Benjamin^ William^, Thomas^] and F. Ar- 
villa [Fry] Dexter, was born 9 Feb., 1865. He married Ina 
M. Dow, 27 Nov., 1884. 

One child: 

1640 i Edna May* Dexter, b. 5 April, 1886; m. G. Harry Johnson, 31 
Oct., 1903. One son: Ealph Edward Johnson, b. 4 June, 1904. 


Mary Lizzie^ Dexter, daughter of George WJ [Benjamin^, Ben- 
jamin^, SamneP, Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] and F. Ar- 
villa [Fry] Dexter, was bom 19 Nov., 1869. She married 
Israel Newton, 19 Oct., 1892. She was secretary of the Dex- 
ter Family Reunion Association. 

One child : 

1641 i Grace May" Newton, b. "7 July, 1893. 


Nelson Dexter^ Davis, son of Dexter'^ [Lucy", Benjamin^, Sam- 
uel*, Benjamin^, "William^, Thomas^ Dexter] and Emily 
[Holden] Davis, was born 20 Sept., 1829, at Orange, Mass. 
He married (1) Adelaide M. Wescott, 26 Oct., 1852. She 
was born 27 Sept., 1835, and died 23 Jan., 1863. He mar- 
ried (2) Julia E. Baker, 11 Feb., 1864. She was born 31 
March, 1837, the daughter of Bennet and Abigail (Miller) 

He came to Caton with his father in 1842, who located 
at the place called "Pail Factory place," in 1847. He went 
into the grocery business with his father, and continued until 
1852, when he bought the farm of sixty-five acres where he 
now lives and where he was married. He added to it until 
now it contains two hundred and thirty-three acres. He 
follows general farming and makes a specialty of breeding 
horses. He belonged to the Methodist Church, and was 
chiefly responsible for the building of the new church in 
1866. He has held several town offices. 

Four children by first wife, two by second wife : 

1642 i Horace D." Davis, b. 7 Jan., 1854 j m. 18 April, 1875, Mar- 

garet Eoe, dau. of Daniel B. and Margaret (Frauderhoff) 
1643* ii • Henry L." Davis, b. 20 Aug., 1856; d. 1900; m. Phebe M. 
White, 18 Jan., 1877; she died in 1901. 


1644 iii Charles II." Davis, b. 4 Nov., lS.'-)8; d. 21 Aufr., 1896. 

1645 iv Edgar M." Davis, b. 24 Nov., 1860. Is a dentist in Waverley. 

1646 V Louis B." Davis, b. 8 Oct., 1866; d. 7 Oct., 1867. 
1647* vi Emma A." Davis, b. 8 June, 1868. 


Erastus Andrew^ Davis, son of Norris'' [Lucy®, Benjamin^, Sam- 
uel, Benjamm^ William^, Thomas^ Dexter] and Lucy Ann 
[Howard] Davis, was born 25 Nov., 1832. He married 
Mary T. Harrison, daughter of Jessie Harrison. 

Six children : 

1648 i CorneHus H." Davis, b. 26 July, 1857; m. Emma T. Showatter, 

1880. Four children. 

1649 ii Mary Addie" Davis, b. 16 Nov., 1861; d. 11 April, 1870. 

1650 iii Jennie Mary" Davis, b. 19 Dec, 1863; d. 10 April, 1870. 

1651 iv Nelson Norris" Davis, b. 11 Aug., 1866; m. Margaret M. Hud- 

son, 1889. Five children. 

1652 v Willie' Davis, b. 6 Dec, 1870; d. 15 Dec, 1870. 

1653 vi Wilber W.'' Davis, b. 26 March, 1872; m. Clara A. Southard, 

1893. One child. 


Cynthia Ann^ Davis, daughter of Norris'^ [Lucy®, Benjamin^, 
, SamueP, Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^ Dexter] and Lucy 
Ann [Howard] Davis, w^as born 4 July, 1837. She married 
Edward French, 4 July, 1860. 

Six children : 

1654 i Charles B.' French, b. 30 June, 1862. 

1655 ii Melvin L." French, b. 17 Oct., 1863. 

1656 iii Clarence C.» French, b. 4 March, 1866. 

1657 iv Josephine A." French, 4 March, 1868. 

1658 v Marcus" French, b. 16 Sept., 1871. 

1659 vi Ida M.» French, 16 March, 1875. 





Abbie Louise^ Warden, daughter of Narcissa'^ [Luaj^ Benja- 
min% Samuel^ Benjamin^ William^, Thomas^ Dexter] and 
John Warden, was born .7 Jan., 1840, at "Worcester, Mass. 
She received her education in the public schools of that city, 
residing at home until 10 Oct., 1860, when she married 
Charles Hudson Carpenter. He was the son of Seba and 
Melinda Carpenter of Douglas. He was born 4 Oct., 1839. 
He came to "Worcester when a boy and received his edu- 
cation in the public schools. He entered the employment of 
Henry 0. Clark, in the fancy dry goods business. Later the 
business was conducted by Martin Stowe. He then entered 
the dry goods store of Josiah H. Clarke, where he remained 
a clerk until he entered the firm in 1882. In 1896 he with 
two others succeeded J. H. Clarke Co. under the firm name 
of Johnson, Carpenter & Co. 

He early identified himself with the Methodist Church on 
Park Street, and when Grace Church was formed in 1870, he 
becameoneofthefirstOfiicialBoardof that church. He served 




continuously from then until 1899 as steward, or trustee. 
He has been honored by nearly every office within the gift 
of the church and Sunday-school. He was one of the origi- 
nal members of the Y. M. C. A. He is a life member of Wor- 
cester County Mechanics Association, a member of Monta- 
cute Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, also a member of 
the Worcester Board of Trade. He is a Republican in 
politics. They had one daughter, Minniola Louisa^ Carpen- 
ter, bom 6 July, 1865; d. 15 June, 1884. In 1890 they 
adopted a girl, and named her Lillian Gertrude Carpenter; 
she was born 17 Nov., 1886, and died 1904. 

Mrs. Carpenter also took an active part in Grace Church, 
having held the office of President of the Ladies' Social Cir- 
cle, District Secretary of the Missionary Society, President 
of the Foreign Missionary Society of that church. 

Children : 

1660 i Minniola Louisa' Carpenter, b. 6 July, 1865; d. 15 June, 1884. 

1661 ii Lillian Gertrude" Carpenter (adopted), b. 17 Nov., 1886; d. 








(Taken in 1880.) 


John Davis^ Warden, son of Narcissa'^ [LiTcy®, Benjamin^, Sam- 
uel, Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^ Dexter] and John War- 
den, was born 3 Dec, 1844, at Worcester. He was educated 
in the public schools, and learned the machinist's trade. 
From 1867 to 1870 he was instructor in the Worcester Poly- 
technic Institute. From 1871-72 he was in the employ of 
the company that built the big bridge at St. Louis, jNIo. 
From 1873-76 he was in the freestone business in Fall 
River, Mass., and 1877-84 in the crockery business with his 
brother in Worcester, IMass. In 1886 he returned to Fall 
River, where he remained many years, and acquired con- 
siderable real estate. He was a mechanical expert, and 
worked out several inventions. He was a member of the 
Methodist Church, and a Republican in politics. He married 
Sarah L. Nichols, 26 March, 1874. She was the daughter of 
Lafayette Nichols of Fall River. 

Two children : • 

1662* i Frederick Albert' Warden, b. 24 April, 1875 ; m. Emma B. Gerry,. 

4 Nov., 1896. 
1663 ii Abbie Nichols' Warden, b. 24 Feb., 1878. 





William A.^ Warden, youngest son of Narcissa'^ [Lucy^, Benja- 
min^, Samuel*, Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^ Dexter] Davis 
and John "Warden, was bom 2 March, 1852, at Worcester, 
Mass., and was educated in the public schools of his native 
city. He left school, however, at the age of 16, and 
learned the cabinet-maker's trade. In 1872, at the age of 
20, he went into the business of manufacturing picture 
frames, in company with George Nolen. This partnership 
lasted until 1877, when in company with his brother, John D. 
Warden, he opened a wholesale and retail crockery and glass- 
ware establishment under the firm name of Warden Bros. 
This business was sold out in 1884, when he went into the 
real estate business with Willis F. Phelps, the firm name 
being Warden & Phelps. This business was more congenial 
to his taste. The firm had under their control several large 
estates, in addition to doing a regular brokerage business, 
and in 1889 they added to their business the buying and 
developing large tracts of suburban property. In this they 



were quite successful, and some of the beautiful suburbs of 
Worcester owe their origin to this firm. Scores of beautiful 
houses have been built by this firm, and sold to people desir- 
ing suburban homes. 

Mr. Warden was often consulted in regard to value of real 
estate, and has acted as expert witness in many real estate 
eases in court. His services were often secured in apprais- 
ing property for probate purposes, and in settling estates. 
He has acted as conveyancer in a great many cases. He held 
commission as justice of the peace, and notary public, under 
Governors Robinson, Ames, Brackett, Russell, G-reenhalge, 
Wolcott, Crane, Bates and Douglas. 

In politics he was always a Republican, and took an active 
interest in all such matters. He was a member of the ward 
and city committee of that party for many years, and was 
inspector of election several terms. He was interested in 
the no-license camxjaigTi, and was treasurer of both city and 
county committees. His interest in politics led him to 
attend as a visitor the great national conventions of the 
Republican party at Chicago, in 1888, and at Minneapolis, 


in 1892. He joined the Sunday-school of the Park Street 
M. E. Chnrch in 1857, and when that church was sold in 
1870, he went with the rest to Trinity M. E. Church, and 
became Secretary and assistant superintendent of the Sunday- 
school. He joined the church in 1877, and was an active 
member of all the young people's societies. He was Presi- 
dent of the Literary Society, a member of the Official Board 
of the church for many years, holding office as steward, and 
trustee. He was on the Finance Committee, assistant treas- 
urer, member of the Pulpit Supply and Church Repair Com- 
mittee. In 1896, when the church was repaired and redeco- 
rated, he was chairman of the Decorating Committee. He 
also had charge of extensive repairs of church in 1905. He 
twice represented his church at the Lay Electoral Confer- 
ence, and in 1900 was elected a reserve delegate to the Gen- 
eral Conference of the M. E. Church, held at Chicago, 111. 
He attended the conference, but was not seated, as his prin- 
cipal was in attendance. He was Secretary for several years 
of the Worcester M. E. City Mission and Church Extension 
Society. He was Secretary of the Twentieth Century Thank- 
Offering commissions from 1899-1901, under whose auspices 
the church debt of Trinity Church was raised, and was a 
member of the committee that arranged for the celebration 
of that event. When the religious census of the city of Wor- 
cester was taken in 1903, he was a member of the Executive 
Committee and formulated the plan which was adopted in 
dividing the city into districts, and in tabulating the returns, 
whereby the record of 112,000 people was gathered in five 
hours. He was connected with the Knights of Pythias and 
Knights of Malta, a member of Montacute Lodge of Free 
Masons, Eureka Chapter, Hiram Council, and Worcester 
County Commandery of Knights Templars. For four years 
he was Secretary of the Masonic Mutual Relief Association 
of Central Massachusetts. He was a director of the Young 
Men's Christian Association. 

Mr. Warden spent a large part of his winters for many 
years in traveling in the South and Calif ornia, and in visiting 
all parts of our country and Canada. He was interested in 



genealogical research, and has compiled the records of 
several families. He married Ella Maria Durfee, April 
1876. She was the daughter of Benjamin and Betsey C. 
Durfee, of Fall River. She was bom 23 April, 1854, at Fall 

Four children : 

1664* i Florence Durfee' Warden, b. 30 Dec, 1876; m. Miles W. 
Tabor, 16 June, 1903. 

1665 ii William Vincent' Warden, b. 2 Nov., 1883; d. at Victoria, 

B. C, 12 May, 1894; buried at Worcester, Mass. 

1666 iii Charles Franklin" Warden, b. 11 Dec, 1886. 

1667 iv John Emerson' Warden, b. 25 Sept., 1897. 





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Edwin F.^ Davis, son of DanieF [Lucy*^, Benjamin^, Samuel*, 
Benjamin', William-', Thomas^ Dexter] and Ruth [Bates] 
Davis, was born 28 May, 1846. He married Jennie M. Dow 
of Corning in 1870. Abont the time he became of age, he 
spent some time in jMassachusetts, and then was in the mill- 
ing business in Pennsylvania for one or two years. He also 
followed the carpenter 's trade about ten years, in Fall Brook 
shops. He then followed photography about three years at 
Corning, N. Y., and at that time had the telephone exchange 
in his gallery, by which he became interested in electricity. 
He was afterwards ^Yitii the Edison Electric Co. during the 
' New Orleans Exposition and continued with them for 
several years, after which he went with the Westinghouse 
Co. He worked for them about three years contracting and 
establisliing plants all over the country. He put in the elec- 
trical plant for the three state prisons in New York, and 
has since had charge of them. 

Two children : 

1668 i Maud Alfredine" Davis, b. 13 Dec, 1875; m. Philip Whitlock, 

17 Oct., 1900. One son: Richard Alfred Whitlock, b. 22 Oct., 

1669 ii Ruth .J.' Davis, b. 31 Dec, 1882. 


Lucy E.^ Davis, daughter of DanieF [Lucy®, Benjamin^, Sam- 
ueF, Benjamin', "William^, Thomas^ Dexter] and Ruth 
[Bates] Davis, was bom 20 May, 1850, at Caton, N. Y. She 
maiTied (1) John C. White, 20 Feb., 1870; he died 7 Oct., 
1872 ; (20 Harvey Wood, 6 Feb., 1878 ; he died 23 Oct., 1898. 
She then went back to the home of her parents and assisted 
them caring for her father in his last sickness, and after his 
decease, taking care of her mother during her long illness. 




One child by first husband: 
1670* i Effie Davis" White, b. 10 Dec, 1870. 


Mary E.* Davis, daughter of Daniel" [Lucy^ Benjamin^ Sam> 
ueV, Benjamin^, William', Thomas^ Dexter] and Ruth 
[Bat«s] Davis, was born 11 Nov., 1852. She married Frank 
H. Dow, 15 Sept., 1875. They lived on their farm near the 
Davis homestead at Caton, X. Y. ]\Ir. Dow takes an active 
interest in the work of the Grange. 

Two children : 

1671 i Harry S.» Dow, b. 9 Aug., 1878. 
1671A ii Jessie Kuth^" Dow, b. 13 May, 1885. 




Henry D.^ Barber, son of Lucy A.'^ [Lucy®, Benjamin^, Samuel*, 
Benjamin^, William-, Thomas^ Dexter] and Eeuel Barber, 
was born 13 Oct., 1841, at Worcester, Mass. He was edu- 
cated at the public schools of the city and at Wilbraham 
Academy. He was employed in the office of the Register of 
Deeds at the Court House. In 1861 he enlisted as a private 


in the 31st Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers, and was 
mustered out of service as a First Lieutenant at Mobile, Al- 
abama, in September, 1865. During a portion of his ser- 
vice, he was on the staff of Brevet Major General Thomas J. 
Lucas of Indiana. 

Mr. Barber was for many years treasurer of the Maynard- 
Gough Co., printers, of Worcester, Mass. He was a member 
of Grace M. E. Church, and afterwards transferred his mem- 
bership to Trinity M. E. Church. He was a class leader and 


Sunday-school supci-intcndciit in l)oth Grace and Trinity 
churches. He was many years a teacher in the Sunday- 
school, and at one time was President of the Y. ]\I. C. A. of 
Worcester. He married Hephzibah** Dexter, 10 June, 1867. 
She was the daughter of Amasa' Dexter of Orange. 

One child : 

1672 i Hariy EeueP Barber, b. (i Sept., 1872. 


Georgianna' Davis, daughter of Sylvester^ [Lucy^, Benjamin^ 
Samuel\ Benjamin^ William-, Thomas^ Dexter] and Cath- 
erine [Joluison] Davis, was born 2 June, 1846. She married 
Albert Rice of Barre. He was a shoe manufacturer. 

Two children : 

1673 i Marion D." Eiee, b. ; m. (1) Julian Cleveland; (2) 

George Pratt. Two children: Willie, Florenee. 

1674 li .Tnlni Sylvester" Eice, b. ; ni. Eva . 


Alfradina^ Davis, daughter of Sylvester' [Lucy^ Benjamin% 
SamueP, Benjamin', William^, Thomas^ Dexter] and Cath- 
erine [Johnson] Davis, was born 6 Oct., 1849, at Orange, 
where she spent her early childhood. She taught school at 
Orange and Hubbardston, in ^Massachusetts, and at Caton in 
New York. She married James Gray, and moved with him 
to California, where they settled upon a large ranch near 
Hollister, Santa Clara Co. 

Three children : 

167.5 1 Eobert" Gray, b. 2 .Taai., 1879. 

1676 ii Catherine' Gray, b. 10 March, 1883. 

1677 iii Alfradina" Gray, b. 6 Nov.. ISSfi. 



Harriet Elizabeth- Davis, danghter of Sylvester'' [Lucy^, Ben- 
jamin'', Samuel^ Benjamin^ William^, Thomas^ Dexter] and 
Catherine [Johnson] Davis, was born 16 Jan., 1851. Her 
early life was spent on a farm at Orange, Mass. She. mar- 
ried Joseph Sargent, 9 INIay, 1871. He 'was a marble worker, 
carrying on a monumental business in Barre, afterwards in 
Gardner, Mass. 

Three children : " ' 

1678 i William PhilbricF Sai-gent, b. 21 Nov., 1872; m. Jennie 

Frances Andrews, 13 Aug., 1897. Two children: Marguerite 
E. Sargent, b. 27 Dec, 1898; Francis William Sargent, b. 
20 Jan., 1902. 

1679 ii Sylvester Davis' Sargent, b. 10 July, 1876. 

1681 iii Catherine Elizabeth' Sargent, b. 2.5 April, 1880; m. Arthur 
Francis O'Mally, Aug., 1902. 


Jennie Etta- Davis, danghter of Sylvester'^ [Lney^, Benjamin**, 
Samnel*, Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^ Dexter] and Cath- 
erine [Johnson] Davis, was born 14 March, 1854. She mar- 
ried Edward Everett Washburn, 14 March, 1872. She lived 
on a farm until her marriage, when they moved to Orange, 
where her husband was connected with the stove business. 

One child : 
1682 i Water Everett'' Washburn, b. 2.5 Jan., 1883. 


Sabrina^ Walker, daughter of Phebe' [Phebe*', Benjamin'^, Sam- 
uel^, Benjamin^, William-. Thomas^ Dexter] and Willard 
Walker, was born 10 ^NEarch. 1829. She married Amos M. 
Lamb of Worcester in 1850. 


Five children : 

1683 i Henry Willarcr Lamb, b. 30 March, 1852. 

1684 ii Pliebe Duella'" Lamb, b. at Eoyalston. 

1685 iii Edgar" Lamb, b. Orange. 

1686 iv Edwajd" Lamb, b. . 

1687 V Walter' Lamb, b. Eoyalston. 


Delina' Walker, dauoliter of Phebe'- [Phebe^ P>enjamin^ Sam- 
neP, Beiijainiir=. AVilliam-, Thomas^ Dexter] and Willard 
Walker, was born 31 Jan.. 1831. She married INI. M. Lamb. 

Eight children : 

1688 i Bronson P." Lamb, b. . 

1689 ii Howard P.' Lamb, b. . 

1690 iii Flora D." Lamb, b. 1856. 

1691 iv William Jiidson" Lamb, b. 5 May, 1860. 

1692 V John M." Lamb, b. Jan., 1862. 

1693 vi Hattie S.' Lamb, b. . 

1694 vii Mary B.' Lamb, b. . 

1695 viii Lillie BelP Lamb, b. 18 Feb., 1876. 


Harriet^ Walker, dauohter of Phebe^ [Phebe*', Benjamin^ Sam- 
nel\ Benjamin^ William^ Thomas^ Dexter] and Willard 
Walker, was born 30 Dec, 1833. She married George S. 
Stearns of Warwick. 

Two children : 

1696 i Nellie Etta'' Stearns, b. 5 Aug., 1860 ; d. 4 March, 1891. 

1697 ii Minnie E. L.» Stearns, b. Sept., 1867. . 


Abijah'' French, son of Priscilla' [Phebe'', Benjamin^ SamueP, 
Benjamin^ William^, Thomas^ Dexter] and Eiehard French, 
was born 22 Nov., 1829. He married Alary Jane Chase of 
Athol. Alass. He died in 1884. 


Three children : 

1698 i Adaliue B.» French, b. 20 Dec, 1852 ; d. 1 Aug., 1854. 

1699 ii Etta Lois" French, b. 16 June, 1858; d. 19 Sept., 1859. 

1700 iii Bertha Belle" French, b. 3 Aug., 1866; d. 20 Oct., 1882. 


Maria^ French, daughter of Priscilla'' [Phebe*', Benjamin^, Sam- 
uel^, Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^ Dexter] and Richard 
French, was born 15 Dec, 1839. She married Orin Trow 
Lane, 1 April, 1861. He was the son of Daniel W. Lane of 

Five children : 

1701 i Lizzie Minnette" Lane, b. 1862 ; d. 1863. 

1702 ii May Ann" Lane, b. 1865; d. 1885. 

1703 iii Carrie Augusta" Lane, b. 1871; m. Howland. Three chil- 


1704 iv Charles Elliott" Lane, b. 1875. 

1705 V Bertha Alma" Lane, b. 1879. 


Charles H.^ French, son of Priscilla'^ [Phebe^, Benjamin^, Sam- 
uel*, Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^ Dexter] and Richard 
French, Avas born at Orange, 9 Nov., 1846. He married 
(1) Carrie M. Haskall, 1 Jan., 1868; she was the adopted 
daughter of M. Haskall of New Salem. She was born 1 
Jan., 1847, and died 23 Oct., 1872. He married (2) Ellen 
Elizabeth Cheney, 11 Jan., 1878 ; she was the daughter of 
Damon and Elizabeth Cheney of Warwick: she was born in 

One child by first wife, five by second wife : 

1706 i Angle M." French, b. 1871; ni. Horace E. Newell, 15 March, 

1890. He died suddenly at Clinton, Me., Nov., 1893. One 
son: Horace Edgar Newell, b. March, 1894. She m. (2) Fred 

DKXTKR FAMI^^■ GENEAl,OnV. 2().') 

1707 ii Aliee" Fii'ucli, h. 27 Nov., 1S78; lu. Ivltnuiul Mayo, D.D.S., 

Jime, 1903. 

1708 iii Bolle" French, b. 188S'. 

1709 iv Richard C.» French, b. 1888. 

1710 V Lambert R.° French, b. 1889; d. 1891. 

1711 vi Dorothy" French, b. 1896. 


George W.^ Whitney, son of Susan' [Phebe^ Benjannn% Sam- 
uelK Benjamin'. William-, Thomas^ Dextei'l [Thurston] and 
Ira Whitney, was horn 8 :\Iay. 1883, at Orange, :\rass. He 
married Aburh King, 1857. 

Five children : 

1712 i Eva C." Whitney, b. in Pittsllekl, Ohio, 6 Dec, 1860. 

1713 ii Allison G." Whitney, b. ; d. in infancy. 

1714 iii ]\ramie G." Wliltney, b. in Oberlin, Ohio, 8 Aug., 1865. 

1715 iv FranF Whitney, b. 15 April, 1868. 

1716 V Eddie S.» Whitney, b. 25 Jan., 1873. 


Nathan H.^ Whitney, son of Susan^ [Phebe«, Benjamin', Sam- 
ue\\ Benjamin^ William-, Thomas^ Dexter] [Thurston] and 
Ira Whitney, was 1)orn 9 Feb., 1835. He married Henrietta 
Tucker, 25 Jan., 1863, in Camden, Ohio. She was born 25 
Jan., 1835. 

Three children : 

1717 i Sidlivan" Whitney, b. ; d. in Pittstield, Ohio. 

.1718 ii Willie" Whitney, b. 10 Oct., 1868. 

1719 iii Maud E." Whitney, b. 21 Feb., 1872. 


Levi J.' Whitney, son of Susan" [Phebe^ Benjamin", SamueH, 
Benjamin\ William-, Thomas^ Dexter] [Thurston] and Ira 
Whitney, was born 1 Nov.. 1836. He married INIary W. 


Three eliildren : 

1720 i Francis G." ^Tiitney, Id. ; d. in infancy. 

1721 ii Charles W.'' Whitney, b. in Oberlin Ohio. 

1722 iii Florence' Whitney, b. in Oberlin, Ohio, 31 May, 1872. 


Mira M.^ Whitney, daughter of Susan'' [Phebe^ Benjamin^, 
SamneP, Benjamin', William^, Thomas^ Dexter] [Thurston] 
and Ira Whitney, was born 19 June, 1842. She married 
Henry West, 1864: he was born Aug., 1842. 

Three children : 

1723 i Charles S.= West, b. 29 May, 1865. 

1724 ii Louis T.'' West, b. in Oberlin, Ohio, 17 March, 1867. 
172.5 iii Hattie A." West, b. in Oberlin, Ohio, 25 Feb., 1870. 


Jchn Levi' Ball, son of Levi Thurston' [Phebe*^, Benjamin'^, Sam- 
uel^, Benjamin', William^, Thomas^ Dexter] Ball and Al- 

mira [Adams] Ball, was born . He married Eudora 


Two children : 

1726 i .John Alfred' Ball, b. . 

1727 ii Eudora Adaline' Ball, b. . 


Joseph Elijah- Ball, son of Levi Thurston'^ [Phebe*^, Benjamin^, 
SamueP, Benjamin', William^, Thomas^ Dexter] Ball and 
Almira Ball, was born 1811. He married Blanch A. Cook. 

Two children : 

1728 i Laura Almira;' Ball, b. . 

1729 ii Ealph Alphonso" Ball, b. . 

DKXTKrt l■'A.Mll,^ (;i:.\KAi,()(;v. 2<)< 


Albert H." Ball, son oT Uydci' Alley' | IMirhc''. licii.jiiiiiiir', Sam- 
\\e\\ Be^jamin^ William-. Tlioniiis' Dexter] Hall and 

Frances E. W. [Johiisoti | l>;ill, was boni . He married 

Alice E. Hill. 

Four eliildreii : 

1730 i Fay HilF Bal],,b. ; m. Bertha Griggs. 

1731 ii Ida May' I>a]l, 1.. ; in. .Tames S. Griffin. One child: George 

Truman Griffin. 

17S'2 iii Aley Hayden' Ball, Ij. . 

1733 iv Euby Josephine'' Ball, b. . 


Sarah Elizabeth' Hall, daughter of Joanna' fPhebe''. Benjamin^ 
SamnoP. Benjamin'. AVilliam-, Thomas^ Dexter] and Hough- 
ton Hall, was born 6 :\Iay, 1852, at Troy, N. Y., and died 17 
April, 1897, at Hard\^ack. She married Alfred C. King 
of Hardwick, 1 Oct., 1878; at Greenwich Villaoe, ]\rass. 


Five children : 

1734 i .Toh.n Jloughton'' King, li. in TTard\vi<'k, 3 July, 1874; m. 6 Jan., 

1903, Mrs. Hattie J. Eollins of Saco, Me. One son: Charles 
Herman King, b. 23 Jan., 1904. They reside at Greenwich 
Village, Mass. 

1735 ii Arthur Willard'' King, b. in Greeuwich, Mass., 2 Oct., 1880. He 

lives in Worcester. 

1736 iii Walter Austin" King, b. in Greenwich, Mass., 10 Sept., 1882; 

m. 10 June, 1903, Winifred W. Gray of New Braintree, Ma-ss. 
One son: Austin William King, b. 31 March, 1904. They 
live in Springfield, Mass. 

1737 iv Sarah l\labe? King, b. in Greenwich, Mass., 31 Ma^-'ch. 1884. 

1738 V Louis EarP King, b. in Greenwicli. ^[ass., 9 June. 1886. Xow 

resides in Boston, !^^ass. 





John Wilson^ Wheeler, son of AA^ilson'^ [Betsey^ Benjamin^, 
SamueP, Benjamin^ William-', Thomas^ Dexter] and Cath- 
arine H. [A¥arden] Wheeler, of Orange, was born at Orange, 
20 Nov., 1832. His early educational advantages were 
limited to those afforded by the common schools, which were, 
open about two months in the Aviuter and kept by men poorly 
paid and often poorly qualified for their work, and by a few 
terms at Mr. B. AV. Fay's school. But he made good use of 
his opportunities, and became well fitted for the large school 

dexti:r FAMiiA (;i;m;al( Kiv. il(il» 

of practical affaiis in wliicli lie lia^ lakcii consiiiciioiis rank. 
]\Iuch of his caflx- life was passed as a i'ai'in<'i- and carpenter 
and. tliontih heini;- ('(nupellcd lo acee])! these positions, 
neither of tlieni was coiiiienial lo him. Yet unlil a better 
opportunity offered, he worked unconiphiinin<ily, but with 
the determination to change his vocation at the earliest prac- 
tical moment. Tn 1855 he entered the grocery store of 
Joseph Baldwin of Fitchburg, where he worked for $125 
a year and board. His eminent business ability, which has 
shown itself in later years, began to show itself in his new oc- 
cupation, and he rapidly rose in the appreciation of his em- 
ployer. He stayed here one year, and although offered 
more salary, he returned to his native town and entered the 
general store of Daniel Pomeroy, where he remained "three 
years. In 1859 he succeeded Mr. Pomeroy in the business, 
w^hich he conducted through the next three years as sole 
proprietor. During this time, although the financial results 
had not been large, he had succeeded in establishing a repu- 
tation as a business man of ability and integrity, and with 
the financial assistance of D. E. Cheney and R. E. Carpen- 
ter, he was enabled to purchase the grocery store of A. J. 
Clark. These gentlemen loaned him $2,000 on his own se- 
curity. He entered upon his new venture wdth that deter- 
mination w^hich has ^ince been so clearly shown in his busi- 
ness enterprises, and conducted it with marked success until 
1867, when he became a member of the firm of A. F. John- 
son & Co., w^ho had recently started, in a small Avay. the man- 
ufacture of sewing machines in Orange. This new enter- 
prise on a wider plan at once afforded him a full scope for 
his marvelous energy and ability, and there was need of all 
his resources. His cool and careful judgment was a most 
necessary adjunct at that experimental stage of the sewing 
machine business. The product was small, and the trouble 
about patents was constantly claiming attention, and it re- 
quired the finest skill and judgment to successfully carry the 
business through this trying period. The style of machine 
was several times changed and finally the firm itself was 
changed to a corporation, bearing the name Gold ^Medal Sew- 
ing INIachine Co., and ^Nlr. Wheeler became secretary and 




treasurer. It continued under tliis inanajiemcnl until 1882, 
when its name was ehanged to New Home Sewing Machine 
Co., and- Mr. Wheeler became the Vice-president and Treas- 
urer; in 1898 was elected President as well as Treasurer, 
and from the beginning he has been the financial man- 
ager of the entire industry, whether firm or corporation. 
When the business started they employed about forty men. 
The business ha-s rapidly increased until now the establish- 
ment employs in the machine and needle department about 
seven hundred and fifty people, and the daily capacity 
amounts to nearly five hundred machines and fifty thousand 
needles. This institution justly ranks among the leading 
and representative industries of western Massachusetts. Mr. 
Wheeler has not only been the active head and manager of 
this large corporation, the duties and details of which are 
very exacting, but he has also found time to interest himself 
in every movement tending to advance the interests of 
Orange. He is President of the Orange National Bank; 
Leavitt Machine Co. ; Boston Mutual Life Insurance Co. ; 
Oregon Securities Co., head office in New York; a 
director of the Athol & Orange Street Railroad, and 
trustee in the Orange Savings Bank. Mr. Wheeler married 
Almira E. Johnson, 9 Oct., 1856; she was the daughter of 
Daniel and Almira (Porter) Johnson of North Orange. 

Mr. Wheeler is a social and genial man prominently iden- 
tified wdth the Masonic fraternity. He was one of the found- 
ers of the Orange Lodge, was its first Secretary, and after- 
wards its Treasurer. He is a member of Crescent Royal 
Arch Chapter, and for several years its Treasurer, and he is 
also a member of the Orange Commandery of Knights Tem- 

Politically, Mr. Wheeler is a Republican, and has ever taken 
an earnest and active interest in the -success of his party. 
He has held various positions, always discharging his duties 
with honor to himself and satisfaction to his fellow towns- 
men. He was town clerk of Orange from 1861 to 1867. In 
1864 he was appointed a justice of the peace by Governor 
Andrew. He was selectman in 1866. In 1876 he repre- 
sented the First Franklin District in the Legislature, serv- 



DEXTEK l'.\.\lli.\ GENEAEOGV. •21'', 

uvj: iipiMi llic Fiiumce Coniiiiilti'c. In 1888. hi^ was a dele- 
•i'ate from llic Eleventh District to tlic \iitii)ii;il i;c|)iililic;iii 
Convention at Chicago wliicli ii(»iiiiiiated Harrison juid Mor- 
ton. He was alternate delegate to the National Jxeinihli- 
can Coii\-eiitioii in l!)l)4 wiiicli nominated Roosevelt and 
Fairbanks, and at the eleetion tlie same year was elected by 
a large majority as a member of the Governor's Conneil for 
1905, and the following year was re-elected to the same hon- 
orable position. 

]Mr. Wheeler also takes a decided interest in agricnlttiral 
aflfairs, and is owner of a beautifnl farm near Orange vil- 
lage, called "Grand Yiew. " He is a breeder of fine horses 
and cattle and a lover of good stock generally. In 1891 he 
was president of the Worcester Agricultural and ^Mechanical 
Society of Athol, and in the annual report a high tribute 
was paid to him for the enthusiasm and interest he mani- 
fested in the success of the society. " INIr. Wheeler is strongly 
attached to his native town, and although having- traveled 
extensively throughout our country, he always returns to 
Orange with increased love for the beautiful town and its 

The secret of ]\Ir. Wheeler's success is due to his tireless 
industry, to his promptness, that never failed to meet every 
financial obligation, however trivial or hoAvever large : to 
his remarkable personal attention to details and to a probity 
and courage, tempered with caution, which have made him sa- 
gacious and successful in a remarkable degree. Cautious and 
shrewd, a business man of the highest integrity and signal 
ability, rich in experience, large hearted, of great energy, 
faithful in all his relations, above fear and beyond reproach. 
— such are the qualities which have placed ^h\ Wheeler in 
the proud position he occupies among the citizens of Frank- 
lin County. 

17.S9 i Marion L." Wheeler, b. 31 May, 18.^7; m. (1) John B. Welch; 

(2) Everett Swan. 

1740 ii Clara Jane" Wheeler, b. S June. 1S60; d. 31 Aug., 1860. 

1741 iii Eosa A." Wheeler, b. 14 Oct.. 1861; d. 1863. 

Percy G. Wheeler. 
Perlev J. Wheeler. 



Sarah Warden* Wheeler, daug-liter of "Wilson^ [Betsey^, Benja- 
min^ SamueP, Benjamin^, William^ Thomas^ Dexter] and 
Catherine II. [AVarden] Wheeler, was horn 23 Nov., 1834. 
She married Charles Barher of Orange, 10 Feb., 1858. He 
was a wheelwright. He was born 12 June, 1834, and died 
28 July, 1899. 

Four children : • 

1742* i Charles Herbert" Barber, b. 8 May, 1860. 

1743 ii Ernest Timothy^' Barber, b. 22 March, 1865; d. 14 May, 1869. 

1744 iii James Arthur" Barber, b. 1 May, 1870; d. 1895; m. Margaret 

E. Jones of New Rockland, Can. 

1745 iv Alice Jane" Barber, b. 1 May, 1870; m. Herbert Kent of 

Rochester, Vt. Two children : Minnie Barber Kent, b. 2 
April, 1889; Vera Alice Kent, b. 9 Nov., 1893. 

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Erastus Otis^ Wheeler, son of Wilson'^ [Betsey^ Benjamin^, 
Samuel^, Benjamin^ William^, Thomas^ Dexter] and Cath- 
erine H. [Warden] Wheeler, was born 27 Oct., 1836. 

Five children : 

1746 i Clara Alma" Wheeler, b. 19 Jan., 1862. 

1747 ii Abbie Gertrude" Wheeler, b. in Northfield, 8 May, 1864; m. 

5 Sept., 1884, Walter P. Maynard of Keene, N. H. Five 

1748 iii Arthur Otis" Wheeler, b. in Northfield, 18 Nov., 1866; m. 23 

Jan., 1889, Mary Ella Doyle. Two children. 

1749 iv Hattie Warden" Wheeler, b. 27 July, 1872 ;'m. William Leon 

Chamberlain of Farley, Mass., 1 June, 1892. One child. 

1750 V Herbert Wilson" Wheeler, b. 27 July, 1872; m. Ellen Bertha 

Leonard of Greenfield, 1 March, 1898. Two children. 



Frances Dexter' Wheeler, (l;iiiL;h1ci- oT Wilson' [Betsey^ Benja- 
min". Saniiiel\ Benjamin-'. William-, ThuKiM.s^ Dexterj and 
Catherine IT. [Warden] Wlieeler, was hovn 28 June, 1840. 
She married Augustus Fry at Orange, 28 June, 1860; he 
was born in Jaffrey, N. H., 12 Nov., 1836. He is in the em- 
ploy of the New Home Sewing Machine Co. 


Two children : , 

1751 i George Wilson" Fry, b. at Merideu, Ct., 19 March, 1863; m. 

Ida Sophia Hastings of South Deerfield, 2S' Sept., 1885. One 
son: Winthrop Hastings Fry, b. 6 July, 1886. 

1752 ii Lizzie Adeline" Fry, b. at Orange, 10 May, 1874; m. Frank L. 

Waters of Orange, 11 Aug., 1897. Two children: Eoderick 
Fry Waters, b. 2 May, 1901; Kenneth Horatio Waters, b. 20 
Aug., 1902. 


Eliza Ann' Wheeler, daughter of Wilson' [Betsey^ Benjamin^ 
Samuel*, Benjamin^ William-, Thomas^ Dexter] and Cath- 
erine H. [Warden] Wheeler, was born at Orange. 16 June, 
1842. She married Otis J. Stockwell, 7 July. 1868. He 
was born in Athol, 26 Sept.. 1844, and was the son of Sylves- 
ter and Polly (Fay) Stockwell of Athol. His father was in 
the sash and blind business in Athol for years, until he lost 
his shop by fire. He then did all the teaming for the shops 
in the lower village for many years. He died in 1890. His 
grandfather was Josiah Stockwell, who was born in Phillips- 
ton. Mass., near Prospect bill, lie was one of the old-time 
stage proprietors, and ran the stage line from Worcester, 
]\[ass., to Winchester, X.II. Genery Twichell commenced 
his career as a stage driver, in the employ of I\Ir. Stockwell. 
Otis J.- was a clerk for two years in the store of S. E. Fay, 
and for five years in the dry goods and clothing store of 
Thorp & Sloan. He then went into business for himself in 
a store npou ^lain Street. His wife also carried ou the mil- 


linery business on ]\Iain Street. They purchased the proper- 
ty where the store was located in 1869. They now live near 
the Athol line in Orange, and Mr. Stockwell has charge of 
the park which is located near by. They belong to the 
Methodist Church, Mr. Stockwell being a trustee of the local 

Five children : 

1753 i Fred O." Stockwell, b. at Athol, 16 May, 1869; m. Emma E. 

ISTe-n-ton, 26 April, 1895. Tvro children: Alton V. Stockwell, 
b. 22 June, 1896; Doris E. Stockwell, b. . 

1754 ii Harry L." Stockwell, b. at Athol, 9 March, 1872; m. Maggie 'B. 

Sweeney, 28 Aug., 1895. 

1755 iii Maria A." Stockwell, b. at Athol, 4 Feb., 1874. 

1756 iv Ethel C.° Stockwell, b. at Athol, 5 Feb., 1879. 

1757 T Chellis W.' Stockwell, b. at Athol, 7 July, 1886. 

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Evelena Jane'' Wheeler, daughter of Wilson'^ [Betsey^, Benja- 
min^'? SamueP, Benjamin', "William-, Thomas^ Dexter] and 
Catherine H. [Warden] Wheeler, was born 20 Aug., 1843. 
She married Charles H. Barton, 18 Oct., 1865. 

Three children, two of whom died in infancy : 

1758 i Alice M." Barton, b. 12 March, 1867; m. W. W. Whitney, 22 

Oct., 1889. Six children: Lena Barton Whitney, b. 4 Sept., 
1890; -Bertha Whitney, b. .30 Dec, 1891; Alice W. Whitney, b. 
19 March, 1893 ; Helen L. Whitney, b. 13 Sept., 1895 ; Marion 
E. Whitney, b. 31 Dec, 1900; Charles Willis Whitney, b. 8 
Xov., 1902. 


Sarah Maria' Poland, daughter of Betsey' [Betsey^ Benjamin^ 
Samuel^. Benjamin'^ William-. Thomas^ Dexter] and Simon 
B. Poland, was born 1 July. 1832, at Winchendon. Mass., 
and died 17 ^Mareli. 1879. She married Anson G. Liver- 


more, 2 April, 1857. Mr. liivri-mort- iiiarricd r_N lOlizahdli 
B. Taft, 25 Feb., 1880; slu- was born 20 iMaivb, 184:5. 

Two children : 

17.19 i Cliarles Ansoir' Livciuuirf, li. 17 April, 18.58; d. 17) March, 


1760 ii lil:i Maria" Liverniore, 1). 2 Feb., 1864. 


Mary Elizabeth^ Poland, daughter of Betsey' [Betsey^ Benja- 
mhr, SamneP. Belljamin^ William-, Thomas^ Dexter] and 
Simon Poland, was born 3 Feb., 1834, at Winchendon, IMass. 
She married Charles P. Streeter, of Fitzwilliam, X. H. 24 
Xov.. 1863 ; he was born 11 July, 1836, and died at :\Iillbnry, 
Mass., 25 Jan., 1898. 

Two children : 

1761 i Edith R." Streoter, b. at Wincheudou, 22 Jan.. 1867; m. 

Giistav Albert Nendeck, 12 Xov., 1892; he was b. in New 
York city, 1 March, 1866. 

1762 ii T.illa ^^lay'' Streeter, b. at Wiiu-hendoii. 31 May, 1869. 


Charles Townsend' Poland, son of Betsey" [Betsey*, Benjamin^ 
Samnel\ Benjamins William-, Thomas' Dexter] and Simon 
Poland, was born 11 Feb., 1836, at Winchendon, ^Mass. He 
married Eliza B. Mee, 17 June, I860; she was born in Eng- 
land, 13 Jan., 1840. and died 10 :\ray. 1904. 

Six children : 

1763 i Elmer E." Poland, h. at Millbiiry, 20 Nov., 1861. 

1764 ii Carrie M." Poland, b. at Holden, 18 Jnly, 1863; ni. Edward F. 

Peters, 20 Sept., 1885. Two children: Irving Lewis Peters, 
b. 31 May, 1887; Alabel Bessie Peters, b. 7 Sept., 1891. 

1765 . iii Jeanette A." Poland, b. at Holden, 11 Aug., 1864. 

1766 iv Edith M." Poland, h. at Milllnuy, 25 Ang., 1866; d. at Win- 

chendon, 15 Xov., 1870. 


1767 V Arthur A.'' Poland, b. at Providence, E. I., 29 May, 1871; m. 

Bessie M. Kimball, 10 Aug., 1898. 

1768 vi Walter A." Poland, b. at Worcester, Mass., 25 April, 1884. 


Julia Augusta^ Poland, daughter of Betsey' [Betsey^, Benjamin^, 
SamueP, Benjamin^; William^, Thomas^ Dexter] and Simon 
Poland, was born 16 Nov., 1838, at Winchendon, ]\Iass. She 
married Samuel T. Aldrich of Xorthbridge, Mass., 2 Aug., 
1865 ; he was born 21 Dec, 1843, and died 15 Oct., 1873. 

Two children : 

1769 i Lyman P." Aldrich, b. at Upton, Mass., 7 March, 1868; d. at 

Westboro, 30 Sept., 1897. 

1770 ii Addison S." Aldrich, b. at Northbridge, Mass., 14 Oct., 1870; 

m. Ethelyn L. Nelson, 24 Jime, 1903. 


Ellen Gracia^ Poland, daughter of Betsey'' [Betsey^ Benjamin^, 
SamueP, Benjamin^; William-, Thomas^ Dexter] and Simon 
Poland, was born 24 Nov., 1840, at AYinchendon, ]\Iass. She 
married Alvah J. Rice, 27 Jan., 1869 ; he was born in Sutton, 
Mass., 30 June, 1841. 

Three children, born at Millbury, Mass. : 

1771 , i Florence A.° Eice, b. 18 July, 1872 ; d. 24 Nov., 1880. 

1772 ii Irving A.° Eice, b. 7 June, 1878 ; d. 11 Dec, 1880. 

1773 iii Floyd A." Eice, b. 12 Dec, 1881; m. Ella A. Drew, 18 Feb., 



Emma Olive' Poland, daughter of Betse}-' [Betsey®, Benjamin^ 
Samuel\ Benjamin^, AVilliam^, Thomas^ Dexter] and Simon 
Poland, Avas born 7 Oct., 1842, at Winchendon, ]\Iass. She 
married Silas G. Wood, of Dudley, Mass., 13 Feb., 1868 ; he 
was born 4 :\lay, 1835, at Dudley, and died 19 May, 1902, at 


Three children : 

1774 i Ernest W.^ Wood, b. at Pawtnekct, R. I., 21 April. 1876; ni. 

.Tpiinic M. Daniels, 22 Juno, 1898; she was born at Hartford, 
Ct., 19 May, 1875. 

1775 ii Everett S.' Wood, b. at Pawtucket, R. I., 27 Sept., 1878; m. 

Ella Maria Howes, 6 Oct., 1903; she was born at Nortli Den- 
nis, Mass., 5 Dec, 1882. 

1776 iii Herbert P.-' Wood, b. at South Attleltoro, .^[ass., 12 Aug., 1883. 


Martin L." Poland, son of Betsey" [Betsey®, Benjamin^ Samuel\ 
Benjamin', William-, Thomas^ Dexter] and Simon Poland, 
was born 24 Ang., 1845. at Winchendon, IMass. He married 
Kate Foley. 

Two children : 

1777 i Norman L." Poland, b. at Duluth, Minn., 25 Jan., 1873; m. 

Eose . 

1778 ii Rufus G." Poland, b. at Butte City, Montana, 17 Sept., 1876. 


Stella E.' Poland, danghter of Betsey'^ [Betsey®, Benjamin% 
SamueP, Benjamin-^ William-, Thomas^ Dexter] and Simon 
Poland, was l)orn 8 Aug., 1848, at Winchendon, j\Iass. She 
married Charles A. Gonld, 1 Aug., 1872 : he was horn 15 
Aug., 1844, at Abington, Conn. 

Three children : 

1779 i Alfred H." Gould, b. 21 June, 1873; ni. Hattie Hilton, 1 June, 

1902. One child: Viola Ethelyn Gould, b. 15 Aug.. 1903. 

1780 ii Harry W.' Gould, b. 26 June. 1881. 

1781 iii Willard C." Gould, li. 11 Sent.. 1S>!4. 





Addison B." Poland, son of Betsey' [Betsey^ Benjamin", Sam- 
uel*, Benjamin^ William^, Thomas'^ Dexter] and Simon B. 
Poland, was born 26 IMarch, 1851, at AVincliendon, INIass. 
When three years old, his parents removed 'to Millbury, 
Worcester County, INIass., where he attended the district 
• school nntil the age of nine, when he was admitted to the 
high school. Soon afterwards his parents returned to Win- 
-ehendon, where he finished his high school course, and en- 
tered AVesleyan University, ]\Iiddietown, Conn., in the fall of 
1868. Leaving college in 1870, on account of impaired eye- 
sight, he soon after engaged in teaching, first as principal of 
the Ashburnham, IMass., high school, and a year later as prin- 
cipal of the Salisbury, ]Mass., high school. 

In 1873 he began the study of law in Worcester, Mass., 
but aft(^r a few months decided to return to teaching, and 


became ])rincipal of the Day street grnninior school in Kiirh- 
bui'g, ]\Iass; In the f'ollowinji' year, lie I'csiyiicd \'vit\n iliis 
position to accept the principalship of the Union School and 
Academy at Ilion, N. Y. He remained in charofe of this 
school nntil September, 1885, when he resi^nu-d t(» 1)ecouie 
princii)al of the Jersey City, N. J., high school. Two years 
later he was made city superintendent of schools of Jersey 
City and four years later, ^Nlarch. 1801. state superintendent 
of public instructors of the state of New Jersey. After four 
years' service as state superintendent, during which time he 
succeeded in revolutionizing- the school laws of the state, he 
resigned Avhile his term of office had yet two years to run. in 
order to accept the position of assistant superintendent of 
schools in New York city, to which he had been unanimously 
elected. This was the first instance in upwards of a third of 
a century when any non-resident had l)een elected school 
superintendent in New York city, and was therefore regarded 
as an exceptional honor. After one year of successful ser- 
vice in New York, during which time he assisted in reorgan- 
izing the schools under the new charter creating the Greater 
New York, he resigned, March. 1897, in order to take a nnich- 
needed rest. 

Eeturning home in the early part of 1898, after a year of 
foreign travel, during which time he made with ^Nlrs. Poland 
a grand tour of the world, he accepted the appointment 
unanimously oft'ered him of superintendent of schools of 
Paterson, N. J. After filling this position for nearly three 
years, he was elected superintendent of schools of Newark, 
N. J., where he now resides. 

In 1876 Wesleyan University, ]\Iiddletown. Conn., con- 
ferred upon him the degree of ]Master of Arts ; and in 1890. 
New York University the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. 

]Mr. Poland married Fannie Elizabeth Flagg in 1875 : she 
was the daughter of Captain Algernon S. Flagg of Wilbra- 
ham, ^Nlass. Two surviving children were born of this mar- 
riage : Ethel Elizabeth, born 11 June. 1883. and Edwin 
Flagg, born 7 June, 1890. His first wife having died 10 
June, 1890, ^h\ Poland was married a second time, 26 June. 





1784 . 







1895, to Mary Bishop Dennis, daughter of Rev. M. J. Den- 
nis of Dayton, Ohio. 


Two children by first wife, three by second wife : 

Ethel Elizabeth' Poland, b. 14 June, 1883. 
Edwin Flagg" Poland, b. 7 June, 1890. 
Margaret Evangeline" Poland, b. 19 Sept., 1898. 
Mary Dennis' Poland, b. 22 May, 1900. 
Addison Brown" Poland, b. 5 Nov., 1902. 


Maria Angela^ Morse, daughter of Eliza Ann' [Betsey^ Benja- 
min^, Samuel*? Benjamin^, William-, Thomas^ Dexter] and 
Samuel Morse, was born 16 Sept., 1850, at Winchendon, 
Mass. She married Jacob Edward AVatson, 13 Jan., 1881, 
at "Worcester ; he was the son of W. W. and Julia A. Watson 
of Princeton, Mass. He died at Worcester, 18 Oct., 1896. 

Four children : 

1787 i Stella Wheeler" Watson, b. 27 March, 1884. 

1788 ii Edward Payson" Watson, b. 30 Aug., 1886. 

1789 iii Ernest Jacob" Watson, b. 2 April, 1891. 

1790 iv Chester Leroy" Watson, b. 20 Feb., 1893. 


Elnora^ Morse, daughter of Eliza Ann' [Betsey^ Benjamin^, 
Samuel^ Benjamin^ William^ Thomas^ Dexter] and 
Samuel Morse, was born 26 Oct., 1855, at Worcester. She 
married Elmer Winfield Harrington, 28 May, 1885 ; he was 
the son of Charles A. and Lucy (Goulding) Harrington of 
Worcester. They reside at Worcester. 

Three children : 

1791 i Helen Lucy" Harrington, b. 16 Sept., 1890; d. 25 July, 1891. 

1792 ii Charles Albert" Harrington, b. 26 Dec, 1893. 

1793 iii George Elmer" Harrington, b. 22 Oct., 1896. 



Emma Elizabeth' Morse, tlauulilcr of Eliza Aim' I Hotsev®, Ben- 
.iamiir'. SanuieP, Benjamin''. William-. 'Pliomas' Dexter] and 
SainiK'l Moi-sc. was hocii 1;^ Dec. iSaS, at Worcester. Sh(_^ 
married (1) John Iv Pierce. !(• .Iiil\-, 1S78; he was the son 
of J. E. R. and A. E. Pierce of Woirester. Ifc died 20 
vSept.. 187!). at Worcester, leaving' one cliild. He married 
(2) William T. llarrington. 17 Aug., 1880, at AVorc(>stci- : Iw 
was the son of Leonard antl Elizabeth Plarrington. They 
reside at Worcester. 

Five children : 

1794 i Florence Eliza" Pieree, b. 8 Jan., 1879; d. 10 Nov., 1884. 

179o ii Fred William" Harrington, b. 10 March, 1882; d. 1 Feb., 1885. 

1796 iii George LeonarcF Harrington, b. 12 Sept., 1884; d. 30 Jan., 


1797 iv Everett SamneP Harrington, 1). 18 April. 1886. 
1 798 V Elmer WinfiekP Harrington, b. 26 July, 1889. 


Achsah L.^ Dexter, daughter of Loring' [Lnke^ Ephraim^ 
Ephraim\ Benjamin-. AVilliam-, Thomas^] and Achsah Dex- 
ter, was born in Fairhaven, 12 ]\Iay, 1838, and died 5 Sept.. 
1902. She married John Thacher, 7 Sept., 1856. 

She was the eldest of five children. Her mother being an 
invalid, many of the household cares were performed by her. 
When she married John Thacher of South Dartmouth. 
]\Iass., they made their home at Geneva, 111., returning again 
to the East after several years. Since 1883 she has resided 
in Pawtucket, R. I. ^Nlrs. Thacher took a very prominent 
part in religious matters, having been interested in all the 
departments of church work. She wa.s for many years a 
most highly respected member and earnest worker of the 
Park Place Congregational Church. She taught a large 
class of young ladies in Sunday-school. The Tarsus ^Mission, 
connected with the elnirch. was organized b^ her. T'luler 




her care for fourteen years, many children have become in- 
terested in mission work. The aim of this mission was to 
educate yonng Armenian men for the work of Christ. One 
of these yonng men came to this country and graduated with 
honor at both the Theological and Medical colleges in Penn- 
sylvania, a living tribute to the memory of her through 
whose efforts he was raised to a useful life. Mrs. Thacher 
was a woman greatly beloved and respected throughout the 
city in which she lived. Her work was among the lowly, 
and this world is better because she lived. Her death oc- 
curred 5 Sept., 1902. 

One child : 

3 799 i Eoland C.» Thar-her, b. at Geneva, 111., 17 Dec, 1858; m. Lillian 
F. .Jollie, 3 July, 1888. Two children: Elizabeth Dexter 
Thar-her, b. 2 Sept., 1889; Raymond L. Thacher, b. 17 .June, 



Kesiah L.'' Dexter, (laiiijlilcr of Loi'iii".;' | LuUc'', K|ilii';iim'', 
Ephraiin\ HcMijaiuin '. William-, Thonuis^J and Kesiah 
[Holmes] Dexter, was horn 16 Sept., 1828. She married 
Seth Alden, Jr., 25 Xoy., 1847 ; he was the son of Seth Alden, 
and a des(fendant in the seventh fj'eneration from John Alden 
of the "Maytlo\ver. " Tie always took a prominent part in 
the affairs of his town. They moved onto the farm where 
several generations of Aldens had lived, and they were 
blessed witli health, and lived long enongh to celebrate their 
golden wedding. ]\Irs. Alden was of a very lively disposi- 
tion, and it was said that no daughter of hers ever made a 
more handsome bride than she did. She died Angnst, 1902. 
and was buried in Riverside cemetery. 

Ten children, born in Fairhavc^n : 

Susan Maria" Alden, b. 4 Oct., 1848 ; d. 29 April, 1853. 

Liic-ia EusselP Alden, b. 17 May, 1850; d. 4 Sept., 1851. 

Francis LeBaron' Alden, b. 3 Oct., 1852 ; d. 1860. 

Emma Tobey' Alden, b. 18 Oct., 1854. 

Clara Bennett" Alden, b. 25 Sept., 1856; m. Arthur F. Kenvon, 
29 June, 1881. Mr. Kenyon is a descendant of Roger Wil- 
liams and is jjaymaster in a cotton mill. 

Charles Edward" Alden, b. 27 Sept., 1859; d. 14 June, 1893. 

Adeline Lewis" Alden, b. 23 Feb., 1863 ; m. Charles H. Morton, 
Nov., 1886. Ho was a soldier in the Civil War and a prisoner 
in both Libby and Andersonviile, and is now casliier in the 
Fairhaven Institution for Sayings. 

1807 viii George Lincoln" Alden, b. 12 May, 1865. 

1808 ix Eudora Frances" Alden, b. 21 July, 1867; m. Robert A. Philip 

of California. He is an electrical engineer. 

1809 X Seth Frank" Alden. b. 8 June, 1870; m. Frances Walbert. 5 

Dec, 1900. He is in business in California. 

J 280 

Obadiah D.' Dexter, son of Loring' [lJuke^ Ephraim\ Ephraim^ 
Benjamin', William-, Thomas^] and Kesiah [Holmes] Dex- 
ter, was born 12 ]March, 1832. and died 12 Aug.. 1871. He 
married Caroline J. Chaffee. 19 Julv, 1857. 















Six children: 

1810 i Eloeuezer H." Dexter, b. in Providence, E. I., 16 Aug., 1859; m. 

Amelia Weisenhaven, 9 Feb., 1881. Two children: Mary E. G. 
Dexter, b. 12 Dec, 1881 ; Jennie H. Dexter, b. 1 April, 1884. 

1811 ii Obadiah D.» Dexter, b. in Providence, E. I., 15 June, 1861; d. 

27 Sept., 1862. 

1812 iii Carrie J." Dexter, b. 16 Nov., 1863; m. (l) C. J. Paul, 22 

July, 1877; (2) Francis S. Chandler, 25 June, 1886. 
1S1.3 iv Cora L." Dexter, b. in Oakland, Cal., 14 Sept., 1865; m. George 
E. Bates, 9 .July, 1882. " . 

1814 V Obadiah" Dexter, b. in Newcastle, Cal., 25 July, 1868; d. 25 

■Nov., 1868. 

1815 vi Mary J.' Dexter, b. 4 July, 1870; ni. C. S. M. Bartlett, 14 

Aug., 1887. 


William H.^ Dexter, son of Lewis' [Ephraim^ Ephraim^, 
Ephraim*, Benjamin^, "William-, Thomas^] and Martha J. 
[Robbins] Dexter, was born 4 Oct., 1860. He married Marj 
P. White, 14 April, 1880. 

Six children : 

1816 i WUliam H." Dexter, .Jr., b. in New York City, 12 Aug., 1882. 

1817 ii Leander A." Dexter, b. 12 Sept., 1884. " 

1818 iii George A." Dexter, b. 13 June, 1885. 

1819 iv Albion E.° Dexter, b. 11 April, 1889. 

1820 v Elizabeth J.'> Dexter, b. 30 May, 1892. 

1821 vi Maber Dexter, b. 7 May, 1895. 


Henry H.- Kendrick, son of Harriet^ [Ephraim^ Ephraim^, 
Ephraim^, Benjamin^, Wiliiam^ Thomas^ Dexter] and Dan- 
iel H. Kendrick, was born 13 Oct., 1810, and died 12 Oct., 
1884. He married Mercv Ann Eavmond. 20 Dec, 1868. 
He followed the sea for many years. 

Tavo children : 

1822 i Vernon H." Kendrick, b. 5 Feb., 1874; m. Delina B. West, 12 

.June, ]899. 

1823 ii LaForest W.'' Kendrick, b. 11 Jan., 1877; m. Lillian J. Wicks, 

9 Nov., 1896. 



Rachel S." Kendrick, daughter of TTarriet" [Ephraiui'', Kplii-aiiir^ 
p]phraiin\ Benjamin^, AVilliam-, Thomas^ Dexter] and Dan- 
iel 11. Kendrick, was born 9 April, 1843. She married (1) 
Captain John A. Beekerman, 25 Dec, 1860. He was a cap- 
tain of merchant vessels, and was a large owner in coa.sting 
schooners. lie owTied one which took his name. She mar- 
ried (2) ]\IarciTS M. Thompson. 

Three children by first husband : 

1824 i Sarah L.» Beekerman, b. 2.3 Oct., 1861. 

182.5 ii John A." Beekerman, Jr., b. 20 Feb., 1873. 

1826 Hi William H." Beekerman, b. 7 July, 1879. Three children: 

Franees Snow Beekerman, h. 18 July, 1902; Lonis Evelyn 
Beekerman, b. 11 Oct., 1903; d. 29 May, 1904; John William 
Beekerman, b. 13 Oct., 1904. 


Hattie L.^ Kendrick, daughter of Harriet' [Ephraim^, Ephraim^, 
Ephraini'', Benjamin^ William^, Thomas^ Dexter] and Dan- 
iel H. Kendrick, was born 18 May, 1851, and died 26 Oct., 
1886. She married Levi L. Phinney, 12 Nov., 1871. 

Three children : 

1827 i Ada L.'' Phinney, b. 24 Aug., 1874; m. Alton Collins, 11 April, 

1900. One child : Kuth H. Collins, b. 29 June, 1904. 

1828 ii Roland S." Phinney, b. 18 Dec., 1878. 

1829 iii Austin B." Phinney, b. 22 Aug., 1886. 


Horace L."* Kendrick, son of Harriet' [Ephraim*^, Ephraim^, 
Ephraim^ Benjamin", William^, Thomas^ Dexter] and Dan- 
iel H. Kendrick, was born 27 Dec, 1853, at Sandwich, Mass. 
He married (1) Ruth :\I. AVilder. 25 Dec, 1878: (2) Eliza 
Tolman Wilder, -4 Dec, 1894. He was employed in a shoe 


 factory when a young man. He is now a traveling sales- 
man for a grocery house. His home is in Brockton. 

Two children : 

1830 i Edith M.=' Kendriek, b. 9 Oct., 1879; m. John S. Tilton. One 

child: Euth W. Tilton, b. 12 Nov., 1904. 

1831 ii David L." Kendriek, b. 12 July. 1881. 



Ephraim A.- Dexter, son of SamueF [Gideon^, Ephraim^, 
Ephraim-^, Benjamin^. William-. Thomas^] and Lydia Dex- 
ter, was born 3 Jan.. 1834. He married Betsey 0. Snow, 
21 Sept., I860; she was the daughter of Harvey and Betsey 
(Jeuney) Snow. He learned the caulker's trade, and made 
three trips south for live oak timber for ship building. He 
is now a farmer. He has been a selectman and road com- 
missioner, and is now inspector of cattle and meat. 












Five children : 

i Annie L." Dexter, b. at Mattaj.oisctt, 20 Oct., 1801. 
ii Be.ssie J." Dexter, b. at Mattai)oisctt, 11 March, 1866. 

Mamie F." Dexter, )>. 2S Auu., 1872; m. William Cashing. Two 
children: Vivian C. Ciishiiio. b. 8 Nov., 1893; Ellsworth S. 
Cushing, b. 4 Feb., 1900. 
Amy A.'' Dexter, b. 26 June, 1874. 

Izah A." Dexter, b. 30 April, 1880; m. Edford C. Seeley, 29 
March, 1900. One child: Fdtord A. Seeley, b. 13' Oct., 1901. 


SamueP Dexter, Jr., son of Samuel' [Gideon**, Epliraim'\ Ephra- 
un\ Benjamin^ William-, Thomas^] and Lydia Dexter, was 
born 28 Nov., 1835. He married Lydia C. Hiller, 7 Sept., 
1865 ; she was the daughter of Seth and Almira [Lewis] 
Hiller. He learned the trade of a caulker. He is now a 
farmer, and raises small fruits for the market. 

Seven children : 

i Herbert W." Dexter, b. at ]\Iattapoisett, 3 Sept., 1866. 
ii Myra C Dexter, b. 27 March. 1868; m. Stephen S. Hathaway. 
6 Dec, 1896. One child: Elmer B. Hathaway, b. 2.5 Dec, 
Martha A." Dexter, b. 14 Oct., 1869. 

Edgar D.^ Dexter, b. 5 Nov., 1872. Is boat-builder by trade. 
Freeman C.» Dexter, b. 4 July. 1874. 
Azubah C." Dexter, b. 4 Nov., 1876. 
Virtue R." Dexter, b. 31 July. 1879. 


Sarah A.- Dexter, daughter ofEphraim' [Gideon®, Ephraim% 
•Ephraim*. Benjamin^ William-. Thomas^] and Laura 
[Snow] Dexter, was born 21 Dec. 1817. at Rochester. 
She was educated in the public schools. She luarried Na- 
thaniel C. Kansom. 27 June*. 1809 : he was the son of James 
B. and Eunice Ransom. After finishing his scho^%iig in 
town, he went whaling in the baric ''Barnstable." Captain 
















Bronson commanding, whicli sailed from New Bedford in 
1860. After three seasons to the Arctic Ocean, he returned 
to New Bedford in 1864. He soon sailed from Plymouth in 
the schooner "Profit," Captain Bartlett, on a cod-fishing 
trip to the Grand Banks. Returning in September, he went 
to school at Middleboro for a few months. In February, 
1865. he sailed from Boston for New Orleans in the bark 
"Commerce," Captain Robinson, and was in the harbor at 
Mobile when the city surrendered. Returning to Boston, he 
sailed in October on a whaling voyage mth Captain Hamilton. 
After serving three seasons, he came home and was married. 
He then sailed as third mate on the bark ' ' John Wells, ' ' 
Captain Dean, in 1869, for the Arctic Ocean. The second 
season the ice closed in upon them while near Point Barrow, 
and they abandoned the ship and took to the boats and went 
about eighty miles toward Behring Straits before finding 
clear water and other vessels. There were about thirty ves- 
sels in the fleet and all but seven were abandoned. He went 
to Honolulu, and from there took the steamer "Moses 
Taylor" for San Francisco, and from California came across 
overland to his home. His next and last voyage in the Arctic 
Ocean was on the bark "Illinois," Captain Fraser, and he 
went as boat-header. He took vessel at San Francisco, going 
and returning from there overland. He then gave up the 
sea, and devoted himself to market gardening. 

Four children : 

1844 i Laura E.'' Eansoni, b. 16 Aug., 187.3. Graduate of Smith Col- 
lege and taught school several years. Married Darius Frink, 
5 Oct., 1899, and removed to jSTewington, N. H. One child: 
Harold E. Frink, b. 8 July, 1902. 

184.5 ii Emiice E.° Eanso7n, b. 24 Feb., 1875. Graduate from town 
school, Avent to Tabor Academy, also Bridgewater Normal 
School, and is now teaching at ISTewington, N. H. 

1846 iii Clarence B.° Eansom, b. 16 Dec, 1876. Went to Boston and 

is clerk with Harrison Bros. 

1847 iv Everett S." Eansom. b. 22 Aug., 1879. Is engineer on steam- 

ers on the Atlantic coast, also made one voyage to California 
and SandAvich Islands. 



William C.^ Dexter, son of Calvin' ICideon*', Epliraim", Ephi'a- 
iiii\ l^cnJMniin-', William-, Thomas^] and Catherine [Cas- 
well] Dexter, Avas born 30 June, 1851. He married Mary 
J. Faunce, 14 Nov., 1887. 

He was educated in the public schools, and afterwards 
learned the cabinet-maker's trade, but after serving his time, 
he went into business in the general merchandise line. He 
also has a large tract cultivated with cranberries. 

Four children : 

1848 i Liiella P.'' Dexter, b. 19 Aug., 1879; d. 6 May, 1881. 

1849 ii Eliza C." Dexter, b. 13 Sept., 1881; m. Hugh E. McHugh, 3 

June, 1901. 

1850 iii Harriet K» Dexter, b. 27 July, 1886; m. Linus S. Eldridge, 7 

Aug., 1902. One son: William D. Eldridge, b. 14 Sept., 1903. 

1851 iv Ethel M.^' Dexter, b. 9 Sept., 1893. 


John S.* Dexter, son of Jolin^ [Gideon^ Ephraim', Ephraim^ 
Benjamin^, William-, Thomas^] and Hannah L. Dexter, was 
born 3 March, 1843. He married (1) Mary A. Johnson, 7 
Jan., 1870; (2) Delia i\r. Dexter, 22 Noy., 1873. 

He early learned the trade of house carpentry, and 
worked at it in Rhode Island for many years. He then re- 
turned to his native town, and for the last twenty-five years 
has carried on the building and lumber business. 

Three children : 

1852 i Charles S." Dexter, b. at Mattapoisett, 7 Jan., 1872; m. Mary 

E. Wathey, IS .Tan., 1S93. He is a machinist by trade and is 
in business at Attleboro, Mass., making tools for the manufac- 
ture of jewelry. They had one child, born and died in May, 





1853 ii Walter C." Dexter, b. 30 May, 1878. At the age of 12 he en- 

tered the Friends' School at Providence, E. I. After gradu- 
ating from there he attended the BiTsiness College at Fall 
Eivei', Mass., and then spent a year at the Textile School in 
New Bedford. He now resides at Mattapoisett. 

1854 iii Ernest W." Dexter, b. 16 May, 1887. 

Site of first mill owned by Benjamin^' Dexter, which has alwaj's been in Dexter family. 





Robert L.' Dexter, son of John' [Gideon^ Ephraim% Ephra- 
ini**, Benjamin", William-, Thomas^] and Hannah S. 'Dex- 
ter, was born 9 Veh., 1847. He married Kate M. Luce, 1 
Sept., 1872. 

He was 1)()in at ]\Iattapoisett, and received his education 
in the schools of that town. He learned the trade of cabinet- 
making, which he has followed many years. He also worked 
at house carpentry. He is now living on part of the original 
Dexter farm, and divides his time between developing a 
summer resort and cabinet-making. He wh« at one time a 
member of the School Committee. He l)ecame interested in 
the genealogy of the Dexter family, and for eighteen years 
has been collecting data about the family, and much of the 
material in this hook was collected by him. He has no 





James L.^ Dexter, son of Jolm' [Gideon^;, Ephraim'', Ephraim*, 
Benjamin^, William-, Thomas^] and Hannali S. Dexter, was 

l3orn . He married Mary S. Gray, 6 Oct., 1884. He 

learned the trade of a cabinet-maker, and later worked at 
lionse carpentry. He now lives at ]\Iattapoisett, in the 
house where his father lived before him. For a few years 
he was in the milk business, but is now interested with his 
two brothers in snmmer cottages at Pico Beach, which are 
• occupied by snmmer tenants. 

Three children : 

1855 i Florence G.» Dexter, b. 25 Aug., 1885; m. John C. Dexter, 24 

Xov., 1904. One child: Doris Leonard Dexter, b. 10 Oct., 

1856 ii Lillian C." Dexter, b. 25 April, 1893. 

1857 iii Chester S." Dexter, b. 19 Nov., 1895; d. 5 Aug., 1896. 



William A/ Dexter, son of Freeman'^ [Alden®, Ephraim% Ephra- 
ini"*, Benja^li^^ William-, Thomas^] and Isabella [Gor- 
don] Dexter, was born 14 Aug'., 1843, at New Bedford, and 
died 30 Nov., 1899. He niari'ied Hannah H. Nye. For ten 
years he was in iho employ of the Fifth Avenue Safe De- 
posit & Trnst Co. 

Seven children, born in New Bedford: 

1858 i Anna I." Dexter, b. 31 March, 1867. 

1859 ii William H.'' Dexter, b. 8 Dec, 1868; m. Margaret . 

1860 iii Thomas N." Dexter, b. 13 Sept., 1870; m. Kate Mulyey. One 

child: A^iola Dexter, b. 3 April, 1894. 

1861 iv Helen G.'' Dexter, b. 24 Aug., 1872 ;-m. John P. Negus, 1 .Jan., 

1891. One child: Ethel Negus, b. 10 Nov., 1891. 

1862 v Gertrude" Dexter, b. 28 Feb., 1877 ; d. 15 Oct., 1878. 

1863 vi George E.° Dexter, b. 16 Jan., 1879. 

1864 vii Charles T." Dexter, b. 8 March, 1884; d. 9 April, 1884. 


Lucy A.^ Dexter, daughter of Stillman^ [Alden^, Ephraim^, 
Ephraim^ Benjamin^, William^. Thomas^] and Eunice 
[Hitchmond] Dexter, was born 13 Dec, 1842. She married 
Gideon B. Barlow, Jr., July, 1863. 

Three children, born in IMattapoisett : 

1865 i Edward Albert" Barlow, b. 18 July, 18G4 ; m. Emma Morse, 25 

April, 1889. 
186G ii Minnie Alice" Barlow, b. 6 Oct., 1871; m. -John Duuu, 19 Nov., 

1867 iii Herbert Alden" Barlow, b. 9 Oct., 1875. 


Euphemia F.^ Dexter, daughter of Stillman' [Alden", Ephraim^, 
Ephraim^, Benjamin^ William-, Thomas^] and Eunice 
[Hitchmond] Dexter, was born 6 ]\Iarch, 1845. She mar- 
ried (1) William Gifford, 1863; (2) Charles B. Hammond, 


1871. Mr. Hammond was the son of Thomas P. Hammond. 
For many years he was engaged in whaling trips, sailing 
from ]Marion, ]\Iattapoisett and New Bedford. He has been 
in nearly all parts of the maritime world, and good luck has 
. always attended him. In the fall of 1862, while on the 
bark "Ocean Rover," the vessel with 850 barrels of sperm 
oil was captured and burned off Western Islands, by Captain 
Semmer of the privateer "Alabama." All hands were 
put into the ship's boats and left to shift for themselves. 
They landed on one of the Western Islands, and later 
reached Fayal, from which place they were sent to Boston 
by the American consul. The o-^^naers and crew were after- 
wards remunerated for their loss, out of the $15,000,000 
awarded the United States, under the Treaty of Washington. 
During his last voyage, he was first officer of the bark 
' ' Hunter, ' ' of New Bedford, sailing in the xA_rctic and Pacific 
Oceans, and making a complete voyage around the world. 
He is now occupied in farming at HammondtovTi, Matta- 

One child l)y first husband, five by second husband: 

1868 i Lizzie C.= Gifford, b. 27 April, 1864; m. Gideon Shuxtleff, 25 

Dec, 1882. 

1869 ii Ephremia D.^ Hammond, b. 27 -Jan., 1873; m. Byron P. Dunn, 

Dec, 1890. 

1870 iii Sarah A." Hammond, b. 9 May, 187-5; m. Franrds G. Allen, 31 

Oct., 1899. 

1871 iv Maria M." Hammond, b. 31 Dec, 1877. 

1872 V Carrie E." Hammond, b. 1 Aug., 1880; d. 17 Feb., 1881. 

1873 vi Charles S." Hammond, b. 29 ,Jime, 188S'; killed by locomotive, 

26 Aug., 190.5. 


David Dexter' Clark, son of Lucretia'^ [David*', Seth% Seth*, 
Benjamin^ AVilliam-, Thomas^] Dexter, and William Clark, 
was born 1844. He married Xellie Huntington, 1875; she 
was born 25 Aug., 1853. 



Foul- c'liildreii : 

1874 i William Dexter" Clark, b. 1879. 

1875 ii Ralph Huntington" Clark, b. 14 .luiio, 1881. 

1876 iii Irving" Clark, b. 22 Feb., 1884; d. 1884. 

1877 iv Alfred Henry" Clark, b. 17 Sept., 18.88.- 



Julia Sargeant' Dexter, dantihter of Charles H." [Setli«, Seth% 
Setli\ lienjainiir', AVillianr, Thomas^] and Lydia [Pierson] 
Dexter, was horn 4 Nov., 1839, at AVindsor Locks, Conn. 
She married (1) Thomas Ilaskall, 26 Dec, 1860; he was 
born 11 .Feb., 1827, and died 1863. She married (2) Her- 
bert R. Coffin, 4 Dec, 1866; he was born 6 Aug., 1840, at 
Rindge, N. H., and died 9 July, 1901, at AVindsor Locks, 


One child by first husband, four by second husband: 

1878 i Thomasine" Haskall, b. at Windsor Locks, 9 Nov., 1862. 

1879 ii Arthur Dexter' Coffin, b. 25 April, 1868 j m. Cora Drake, 11 

April, 1894. Two cliilclren: Dexter Drake Coffin, b. 12 Sept., 
1896; d. 1896; Dexter Drake Coffin, 2d, b. 8 April, 1898. 

1880 iii Clarence Harlan' Coffin, b. 27 Sept., 1869 ; d. 9 July, 1875. 

1881 iv Herbert EaymoncP Coffin, Jr., b. 15 Jan., 1871; m. Jean G. 

Warbarton, 26 June, 1895. Three children: Douglas Pierson 
Coffin, b. 10 May, 1897; Charles Sumner Coffin, b. 4 Dec, 
1898 ; Herbert Eaymond Coffin, b. 20 April, 1900. 

1882 V Grace P." Coffin, b. at Windsor Locks, 2 Dec, 1873; m. Charles 

Henry Cooley, .Jr., of Hartford, Ct., 3 June, 1903. 



Annie Pierson^ Dexter, daughter of Charles H.'^ [Seth^, Seth^, 
Seth^, Benjamin', William', Thomas^] and Lydia [Pierson] 
Dexter, Avas born 5 May, 1842, at Windsor Locks, Conn. 
She married Bennett Kowland Allen, 18 March, 1863; he 
was born 17 May, 1838, at Enfield, and died 11 Oct., 1896, 
at Hartford, Conn. 




One child : 

i Charles Dexter" Allen, b. at Windsor Locks, 8 May, 1865; m. 
Frances Louise Clark, 5 Nov., 1890. 



Edwin D.' Dexter, son of Charles H.^ [Seth«. Seth^, Seth\ Ben- 
jamin^ William^, Thomas^] and Lydia [Pierson] Dexter, 
was born 24 Oct., 1847, and died 26 Jan., 1886. He mar- 
ried Jnlia B. Hayden, 15 April, 1868. 

Two children : 



i Florence" Dexter, b. at Windsor Locks, Ct., 15 Jan., 1869; m. 
Col. William Spaulding of Nashua, K IL, 29 May, 1889. Two 
children: Dexter E. Spaulding, b. 19 Oct., 1890; Sylvia Spauld- 
ing, b. 9 June, 1894. 

ii Annie" Dexter, b. April, 1871; d. 24 Aug., 1872. 



Rev. Henry Morton^ Dexter, son of Rev. Henry Martyn^ [Eli- 
jah^ Elijali% Setli^ Benjamin^ William^ Thomas^] and 
Emeline [Palmer] Dexter, was born 12 Jnly, 1846, at Man- 
chester, N. H. He married Emily L. Sanford of Taunton, 
Mass., 9 Jnne, 1881. He graduated from Yale in 1867, with 
the M. A. degree, and from Andover in 1870. He was 
•Secretary and Treasurer of the National Council of Congre- 
gationalist Churches of America, which erected the me- 
morial bronze tablet to John Robinson, in Leyden, Holland, 
and dedicated it July 24, 1891. He is a m.ember of the Massa- 
chusetts Historical Society, also the Boston Society of May- 
floAver Descendants, being eighth in descent from Degory 
Priest, one of the signers of the compact with the Leyden Co. 
He was a delegate to the first International Council of Con- 
gregationalists, held at London in 1891, and also at the 
second jcouncil held at Boston in 1899. He was formerly 
editor and proprietor of the " Congregationalist, " and was 
the author of the "Story of the Pilgrims in America," in 

Two children : 

1886 i Marjory Morton" Dexter, b. 14 Sept., 1882. 

1887 ii Mary' Dexter, b. 13 Aug., 18SG.  


John G.s Dexter, son of John G.^ [Prince^, Elijah^ Seth*, Ben- 
jamin-';, AVilliam-, Thomas^] and Eleanor F. [Richardson] 
Dexter, was born 27 Feb., 1834. He married (1) Cath- 
erine T. B. Ruggles, 4 April, 1859; (2) Ellen M. Baldwin, 
16 Dec, 1903. 

Seven children by first Avife, born in Rochester, Mass. : 

1888 i .John W.-' Dexter, b. 21 Oct., 1866; m. M. S. Schilling, 3 Jan., 

1894. Four children: .John E. Dexter, b. 1 Oct., 1895; Louis 
R Dexter, b. 2 Dec, 1897; Frank G. Dexter, b. 25 March, 
1899; Harold A. Dexter, b. 22 Feb., 1902. 

1889 ii JVank Gibbs" Dexter, b. 14 .July, 1868; d. 9 .June, 1896. 













Ele:;r.or Ificlianlscii ' DfXtcr, h. Is Oct.. ls()'.l; in. William L. II. 

Gifford, () June, 1888. Two rhildicn: Catlioriuf Gifford, 1j. 

1889; d. at Canihridge. 1903; lluin|.lirey A. Gifford, b. 1890. 
Harriet Maria" Doxter, b. 22 Jan., 1871 ; d. 8 Oct., 1871. 
Luuy Eugglcs- Doxter. b. 9 Feb., 1872; in.- James P. Porter, 25 

July, 1894. One son: Llewellyn R. Porter, 1). 18 Oct., 1901. 
Charles Eujjg'' Dexter, b. 3it May, 1S77; ni. Josejiliinr M. Snell, 

30 March, 189S. 
]\[ary Stanford'' Dexter, h. JO July, 1^79; ni. Samuel Usher, 2d, 

of Cambridge, Mass., 9 Sept., 1905. They now reside at 




Alden Davis^ Dexter, son of Joseph'' [Alcleir, Elisha'', Setli% 
Jabez^ Philip% William^.^^] and Sophia H. [Tink- 
ham] Dexter, was horn 7 Jnly, 1868. at ^Mattapoisett. ^lass. 
He married INIinnie Frances Swift. 26 Nov., 1896, at Taun- 
ton, INIass. She was born 23 Sept., 1875, at Broelcton. Tie 
is a market man. and lives in New Bedford. 

One child : 
1895 i Bernice Alden'" Dexter, b. at Taunton, Mass., 19 Sept., 1897. 







William H.^ Dexter, son of Joseph^ [Alden', Elisha^ S('th% 
JabezS Pllilip^ AVilliam^ ThomasM and Sophia H. [Tink- 
liam] Dexter, was born 26 Jan., 1871. He married Annie 
E. Doreher, 27 Sept., 1891. 

Three children, born in Mattapoisett: 

1896 i Charles T.^" Dexter, b. 19 Sept., 1898. 

1897 ii Herman W.'" Dexter, b. 24 Oct., 1900. 

1898 iii Margaret'" Dexter, b. 1904. 


Alice M.-' Dexter, danghter of Joseph^ [Alden^ Elisha«, Seth^ 
Jabez*, Philip^, William^, Thomas^] and Sophia H. [Tink- 
ham] Dexter, was born 13 June, 1874. She married (1) 
Jeremiah L. Randall, 17 Jnly, 1891; (2) Webster Kinney, 
20 July, 1897. 

Two children by second husband, born at Mattapoisett : 

1900 i Webster Harold'" Kinney, b. 27 Sept., 1901. 

1901 ii Alden L.'" Kinney, b. 10 Jan., 1904. 


Sarah Johnson'' Dexter, daughter of Dennis"* [Benjamin^ 
Joseph^ Benjamin", Xoah\ Benjamin^ William^ Thomas^] 
and ]\Iary [Luce] Dexter, was born 19 July, 1832, and died 
15 Nov., 1874. She married Francis Stillman Richardson 
of Winchester. 

Seven children : 

1902 i Henrietta Evelvn'" Richardson, b. 12 IMai-eh, 1854; m. Charles 

E. Corey, 8 June, 187.5. Three children: William, Mabel and 

1903 ii Amelia Frances'" Eichardson, 1). 1855; d. 1890. 


1904 iii Augustus'" Eichardson, b. 26 Aug., 1857; m. Martha Ellen 

Hooper, 23 Feb., 1882. Eight children: Luella A., Alice J., 
Bertha F., Laura J., Arthur S., Augusta, Henry, Walter. 

1905 iv Grandville Dexter'" Eichardson, b. 9 Oct., 1859; m. Ella Cutter, 

Sept., 1888. One daughter: Persis Eichardson, b. 28 Dec, 

1906 V Frances Stillman'" Eichardson, b. ; m. Alvin Genderson, 

3 April, 1887. 

1907 vi Annie Josephine" Eichardson, b. 26 July, 1866; m. Albert F. 

Ireland. 16 April, 1895. Tato children: Helen Gertrude 

Ireland, b. 7 Nov., 1897; Harold Stone Ireland, b. 1 Feb., 

1908 vii Frederick Clifford"' Eichardson, b. 10 Feb., 1874; m. Elsie J. 

Glenn, 27 June, 1905. 


Sophia-' Dexter, daughter of Dennis^ [Benjamin^, Joseph^ Ben- 
.jamin% Xoah^, Benjamin", William^ Thomas^] and ^lary 
[Luce] Dexter, was born 1838, and died 27 Aug., 1891. She 
married Joseph Eoberson, August, 1854. 

Six children : 

1909 i Josephine'" Eoberson, b. . 

1910 ii WiiKam" Eoberson, b. . 

1911 iii Edward'" Eoberson, b. . 

1912 iv George'" Eoberson, li. . 

1913 V Jessie'" Eoberson, b. . 

1914 vi Chester'" Eoberson, b. . 


George Hillman-- Dexter, son of Dennis^ [Benjamin'^, Joseph^, 

Benjamin', Xoah^ Benjamin', AVilliam^, Thomas^] and , 

was born 31 Oct., 1849. He married (1) Alice McDonald, 
30 July, 1875: (2) Amelia A. Haynes, 17 Sept., 1886. Mr. 
Dexter makes a specialty of the hen business, and has taken 
a great many prizes with his " Dexter 's Black Minorcas." 

DKXTKR F.\MII,\' CKXK \I ,f)f; V. 



Two children by first wife, one child by second : 

1915 i Sarah Johnson'" Dexter, b. 15 April, 1876; m. Samuel H. 

Brooks, 1S99. Three children: Dexter M. Brooks, b. 14 May, 
1900 ; Charlotte L. Brooks, b. 3 Xov., 1901 ; Kuth H. Brooks, b. 
19 Jan., 1903. • . 

1916 ii William Herbert'" Dexter, b. 29 Oct., ISSO. 

1917 iii Alice May'" Dexter, b. 19 Sept., 1888. 


Jonathan L.'' Dexter, son of Hiram'^ [Joseph', Joseph*^, Benja- 
mins X()ali\ Benjamin'^, William-. Thomas^] and Love 
[Lambert] Dexter, was born 23 Jan., 1843. He married 
Mary L. Seaverns, 7 Jan.. 1875: she died 4 April, 1900. 


Five cliildren. born in Brookliue, ]Mass. : 

1918 i Lucy Amelia'" Dexter/ b. 25 Aug., 1876; m. George H. Hutchin- 

son, June, 1900. 

1919 ii Mary Love" Dexter, b. .3 Aug., 1878. 

1920 iii Mii-iam" Dexter, b. 1 Jan., 1881. 

1921 iv Delia Carrie'" Dexter, b. 17 June, 1883. 

1922 V Frank SeaTerns'" Dexter, b. 4 Nov., 1891. 


Mabel A. ' Dexter, adopted danghter of William N.^ [Foster D.', 
John^, Job', Samuel*, Benjamin', AVilliam^, Thomas^] Dex- 
ter, vras born 8 ]Mareh, 1869. She married George R. Car- 
penter, 19 Oct., 1890 ; he was born 15 May, 1872. 

Fonr children, born in Orange, Mass. : 

1923 i Clara E.'" Carpenter, b. 9 Nov., 1891. 

1924 ii Bessie B."' Carpenter, b. 16 May, 1897. 
192.5 iii Ella E.'" Carpenter, b. 5 .June, 1899. 

1926 iv Eobert Eanies"* Carpenter, b. 31 Aug., 1904. 


Frank Albert-' Dexter, son of Benjamin Allen^ [Amasa', Benja- 
min^ Benjamin^, SamueP, Benjamin^, William^, Thomas^] 
and Laura [Webb] Dexter, was born 26 Nov., 1863, at Rut- 
land. He married Virginia Hartwell, 1885. 

Three children : 

1927 i Vera L."' Dexter, b. . 

1928 ii Frances'" Dexter, b. . 

1929 iii Lorna'" Dexter, b. . 




Myra RJ' Dexter, (hiiiLiliIci' ol' Kliliii (X ('.' | Aniasa', l^eiijamin", 
Benjaiuiir', Sainuol\ J^i'ujaiiiin'. Wiiruiiu-. 'I'lioiiias^] and 
Jane |]Minei'| Dexter, was horn L^ .June, 1S71. and died 27 
April, 1904. She itiariMcd (leorge \V. lloltoii of Fort Ed- 
Avard, N. Y., in 18!)2. 'I'liey lived at Winchester. 

Three children: 

1930 i Dwight Dexter'" Ilolton, li. 4 Oct., 1890. 

19;?1 ii Charles Gilford'" Holtoii, 1). 12 Oct., 1897. 
1932 iii Carrio Liniisc'" Ildlton, b. 27 Doc, 1902. 



Frank E.' Dexter, son of Joseph L.^ []\Ioses", Benjamin^, Ben- 
jamin'', Samuel^ Benjamin^ AVilliam-, Thomas^ | and Sarah 
J. [Wood] Dexter, was ])orn 25 Dec, 1859. He married 
Cora IT. Lee, 15 Aug., 1883; she died 15 Ang., 1888. 




Two children 

1933 i Edith L.'" Dexter, b. 20 Dec, 1883. 

1934 ii Eobert L.'" Dexter, h. 16 April, 1887. 


Fred Abbott" Dexter, son of Joseph L.^ [Moses^, Benjamin^, 
Benjamin", SamneP, Benjamin^ AA^illiam^, Thomas^] and 
Sarah J. [Wood] Dexter, was born 17 Oct., 1862, at Orange, 
]Mass., in what is known as the Albee house on East Main 
Street. He passed two years of his life in the house he was 
born in, when his parents removed to Athol. His education 
was obtained in the public schools of that town, but he left 
when only half through the hioh school, to enter upon a 
business career, being at th;it time 14 years of age. 
He spent three and one-half years as clerk in an Athol cloth- 




ing store, when he accepted a position as manager of the 
Orange Clothing Company, Jan. 1, 1882, being then in his 
19th year. He managed the store for three years, 
when he was taken into partnership, and has since been one 
of the proprietors as well as manager. He is one of the 
founders, and has always held the office of Treasurer of the 
Leavitt Machine Co., and for a number of years has had full 
care and management of this business. In 1892 he and his 
partner opened a store in Athol, which is one of the princi- 
pal mercantile establishments of that town. He is a director 
in and Vice-president of the Orange National Bank, and is 
a member of the Board of Trustees of both the Orange Sav- 
ings Bank and the Orange Co-operative Bank. He was 
Treasurer of the First T^niversalist Society of Orange for 
ten years, and held the office of Secretary of the Orange 
Board of Trade for five years. He is an Odd Fellow and a 
]\rason. He married Flora L. Putnam, 26 Feb., 1884. 




One child : 

1935 i Bayard Putnam"' Dexter, b. 14 April, 1885. He graduated from 

the Phillips Exeter Academy in the class of 1905 and entered 
Cornell University at Ithaca, X. Y.. the same year, and is 
taking the mechanical engineering course. 


Mabel L." Dexter, daughter of. Joseph L.* [Moses^ Benjamin*^, 
Benjamin'^ SamiieP, Benjamm', William-, Thomas'^] and 
Persis [Lord] Dexter, was born 3 June, 1865. She mar- 
ried Arthur A. Prentiss. 

Two children : 

1936 i Pauline Moore'" Prentiss, b. 1891. 

1937 ii Alton"' Prentiss, b. 1897. 


Henry L.-' Davis, sun of Nelson D.- [Dexter', Lucy^ Benjamin', 
SamueP, Ben,jamin"% William-, Thomas^ Dexter] and Ade- 
laidi- M. [Wescott] Davis, Avas l)orn 20 Aug., 1856, at Caton. 


lie iiuiriit'd riichc .M. While. IS. Inn.. 1S77, lie \\;is;i car- 
]ionter l)\- trade. He died 7 .\u^-., l!H)(l. She died iii Cul- 
orado. Dec. l!)()l. 

Two etiildi'(Mi : 

3938 i William"' Davis, b. 1S7S; killed h.v cars. :\laivli, 1896. 

1939 ii Adt'lino'" Davis, b. 4 :\lay, ISSi'; ,„. William Cliureli of rolorado 

Springs, IG .\ii^.. l!Mll. One dau«jliter. li. LI Feb., 19U4. 


Emma A.'' Davis, dauuhtei- of Nelson I).' 1 Dexter', Llley^ Ben- 
jamin^, SaniueP, Benjamin^ William-, Thomas^ Dexter] and 
Jidia K. \ Uakei"'] Davis, was boi'u 8 Jime, 1868, at Caton. 
X. Y. She married .lohii C. Roe, 1 :\rarch, 1888 ; he was the 
son of Daniel B. and Mariiai'et (Franderhoff) Eoe. They 
resid(^ on a fariii at Caton. 

Six ehihli-en : 

1940 i Florence'" Eoe, b. Nov., 1888; d. Sept., 1895. 

1941 ii Stanley X.^i goe, b. 23 Sept., 1890. 
1941: iii Harry" Roe. b. April, 189:1. 

1943 iv Earl'" Roe, b. March. 1897. 

1944 V Grace'" Roe, b. IS Dec, 1901. 

194.1 vi Charles Lawrence" Rce, 1). L*0 Dec, 1903. 


Frederick Albert" Warden, son of John D.^ [Xarcissa'^, Lucy'', 
l^enjamin", Sanuiel', Ben.iamin-\ AVilliam-, Thomas^ Dexter] 
and Sai'ah [Nichols] Warden, wavS born 24 April, 187"). in 
Fall River, INIass. He was edncated in the pnblie schools of 
Fall River, and immediately after leavin"' school, entered 
the employ of \j. Nichols & Co., fnrnitnre dealers. He mar- 
ried Emma B. (lei-i-y. 4 .Nov., 18!)li. al Fall River. 

Two children : 

1946 i Mary Louise" W:ir(l( ii. li. 17 Ort., 1897. 

1947 ii Earl Frederic'" Warden, b. HO Dec, 1899. 






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Florence D.'' Warden, daiiiihter of William A.^ [Narcissa^, 
Luey^., Benjamin''. Samnel"*,. Benjamin^ William-, Thomas' 
Dexter] and Ella ^I. [Dnrfee] Warden, was born 30 Dee., 
1876, at Worcester, INIass. She married Miles Warden 
Tabor, 16 Jnne, 1903, at Worcester, Mass. 


One cliild : 
i Franklin Warilen'" Tabor, b. 17 May, 1905. 



Effie D.» White, danghter of Lucy E.^ [DanieF, Lucy«, Ben- 
jamin", SamueP, Benjamin^ William-, Thomas^ Dexter] and 
John C. White, was born 10 Dec, 1870, at Corning-, N. Y. 
She married Charles A. Carr. :\r. D.. 7 May, 1891. Dr. Carr 
is a w^ell-known physician, and in addition to a regular prac- 
tice, he is a specialist in the treatment of the eye, throat 
and nose. He was for several veai's health officer of the 












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townsliip (if { 'oi'iiiiiu'. and a iiiciiihcf dl' ilic iJnai'd nf Alder- 
men of the eity of C'oi-iiiim'. 

One child : 
1949 i Harold W.'" Carr. )i. jit ('(.niiiii;. X. ^'.. -24 .lunc. 1892. 


Charles Herbert' Barber, son of Sarah W.^ [AYilson^ Betsey". 
Benjamin''. SannieP. Benjamiir\ William-, Thomas^ Dexter] 
and Charles W. Barber, \va.s born 8 ]\Iareh, 1860. He mar- 
ried Eliza Lncelia Walker of Greenwieh, Afass., 9 Nov., 1883. 

S(>V(Mi children : 

Carrie May"' Barber, b. 15 May, 1884. 
Oscar Herbert'" Barber, b. 7 Dec, 1885. 
Arthur Wilson'" Barber, b. 16 Feb., 1887. 
Mattie Lucelia'" Barber, li. 1 .Inly, 1S,S9. 
Angle Eosetta'" Barber, li. 11 Feb., 1891. 
Laura Tsaliella'" Barber, 1). 14 .luly, 189.3. 
vii Alta Estella"' Barber, b. IcH June, 1896. 


Bessie J.^ Dexter, daiijihter of Ephraim A." j SanmeF. Oideon*^. 
Ei)hraim\ Ephraim*, Benjamin". AVilliam-. Tliomas^ | and 
Betsey O. [Snow] Dexter, was ])oi-n 11 Alarch, 1866. She 
married Captain Francis A. Bowman, 6 July, 1886. lie was 
the son of Captain Luther and Hannah (Hiller) Bowman. 
He was a sea captain, and made many voyages betAveen porbs 
on the Vnited States Coast, also between the United States 
and England. He wa.s once wrecked on the coast of Ireland. 
He made one whaling trip, sailing in the bark ''Commodore 
iMorris. "■ In 1876 he took command of the schooner 
" Alarysville.'" A\]ii('h was carz'ying lumber betAvcen the Bay 
of Fnndy and Boston. In 1882 he came home, and was 
made jnlot foi- Bn/zards Bay and vicinity, lie is now em- 
ployed by II. E. Converse as conniiandci- ol' bis steam and 
sailing yachts. 
One child : 

1957 i Edna F.'" Bowman, b. at ^^atta|.oisett, 17 Sept.. IsvU. 




Amy A.9 Dexter, daughter of Ephraim A.^ [Samuel', Gideon«, 
Ephraim", Ephraim*, Benjamin^, A¥illiam-, Thomas^] and 
Betsey 0. [Snov/] Dexter, was born 26 June, 1874. She 
married William H. Hammond, 3 Nov., 1893. 

Three children : 

1958 i Elton F.'" Hammond, b. at Mattapoisett, 4 Feb., 1896. 

1959 ii Earle D." Hammond, b. at Marion, 24 Aug., 1897. 

1960 iii Alice C" Hammond, b. at Mattapoisett, 22 Nov., 1899. 



Charles Dexter^ Allen, son of Annie P.^ [Charles H.', Seth«, 
Setlf', Setli^, Benjamin^, AVilliam^, Thomas^ Dexter] and 
Bennett R. Allen, was born 8 May, 1865, at Windsor Locks, 
Conn. He married Frances Louise Clark of Hartford, 
Conn., 5 Nov., 1890. 


Four children : 

1961 i Sylvia Mary'" Allen, b. at Windsor Loeks, 10 May, 1892. 

1962 ii Louise Pierson'" Allen, b. at Windsor Locks, 10 Oct., 1893; d. 

15 April, 1897. 

1963 iii Marian"- Allen, b. at Hartford, Ct., 10 March, 1896. 

1964 iv Barbara'" Allen, b. at Hartford, Ct., 1 Sept., 1901. 

Jonathan Dexter, the first of this line, api)eared at ^Mansfield. 
Ct., in the early times, but where he was born and whom he 
married has not been ascertained. The Slafter Genealogy 
states that his son, Daniel, born 1765, married Roxa Slafter. 

Daniel Dexter, son of Jonathan, was born 11 Sept.. 1765; died 
27 Sept.. 1848 ; married Roxa^ Slafter, daughter of SamueP 
[Samuel-, John^]. She was born 29 Nov., 1767; died 17 
March, 1812. 

Children : 

i Asahel Dexter, li. at Mansfield, Ct., 1788; ni. Susan Austin, 
27 Sept., 1818. He was Captain of Paris Furnace Company, 
140th X. Y. Eegiment, in War of 1812, and was in active 
service six months. Children, born in Paris, N. Y. : 

1. Susan Dexter, b. 5 Feb., 1820; d. 15 March, 1880. 

2. Lovira Dexter, b. 24 Oct., 1821. 

3. Emily Dexter, b. 5 April, 1824; d. 18 July, 1882. 

4. Charles Dexter, b. 15 Feb., 1829; m. Alniira L. Ham- 

niett, 14 May, 1851, and they had one child, Charles 
Albert Dexter, b. at Clayville, N. Y., 24 June, 1857. 
ii Tryphosa Dexter, 'b. at Mansfield, Ct., 1792; d. ISIO. 
iii Daniel Dexter, b. 1800; d. 1822. 
iv Chester Dexter, b. 5 Oct., 1804;. m. Ann Williams. Three 

v. Sanuiel Freeman Dexter, b. 13 Aug., 1806; m. (1) Caroline 
Eisley, (2) Melvina C. Daily, (3) Deborah Soper. Children: 

1. Daniel Dc.xter, b. at Covington, N. Y., 23 Dec, 1832; d. 

27 Jan., 1855. 

2. Lucy Ann Dexter, b. at Auburn, X. Y., 24 Sept., 1834. 

3. Henrv Daniel Dexter, b. 1837. 


4. Emmet Dexter, h. 12 Dec, 1847; d. 1? March, 1866. 
.5. Jaue Dexter, b. 1-5 Nov., 1849; d. 19 Feb., 1855. 
6. Freeman Dick Dexter, b. at Paris, X. Y., 16 July, 1852; 
m. Snsanua A. Smith, .30 April, 1874. . 

Henry Daniel Dexter, son of Samuel Freeman [Daniel, Jona- 
than] and Deborah [Soper] Dexter, was born 2-1 March, 
1837. He married Sarah 'M. Bentlv of Paris, X. Y., 30 
:\rarch, 1857. 

Xine children : 

i William Daniel, b. 25 March', 1858; d. 6 Jnh-, 190.3 ;' m. Kate 

Dailey, 30 June, 1896. 
ii Emma Xettie, b. 13 Aug., 1859; m. George Smith, 12 Xov., 1880. 
Two children: Eobert Earl Smith, b. 15 Nov., 1883; Eeba 
M. Smith, b. 11 Oct., 1888. 
iii Charles Henry, b. 19 Sept., 1863; m. Kate Brower, 6 Aug., 1884. 
Three children: Delta V., b. 1 March, 1886; m. Edward New- 
house, 23 June, 1905; Libbie L., b. 11 July,, 1890; Jessie M., 
b. 14 Feb., 1896; d. 21 June, 1896. 
iv Jennie Louisa, b. S' Aug., 1865; m. William H. MeCann, 31 

Jime, 1893. 
V Delta Elnora, b. 28 Aug., 1868 ; d. 26 Dec, 1874. 
vi Colonel Wallace, b. 13 May, 1870; d. 25 Dec, 1874. 
vii Horace Fred, b. 31 Jan., 1872; d. 26 Dec, 1874. 
viii Walter Vincent, b. 12 April, 1874; d. 12 April, 1874. 
ix Eobert Emmet, b. 5 July, 1877; d. 10 Sept., 1877. 

Freeman D. Dexter, son of Samuel Freeman [Daniel, Jona- 
than] and Deborah [Soper] Dexter, was born 16 July, 1852, 
at Paris, X. Y. He lived upon his father's farm until he 
M'as 14 years of age. In 1866 he went to live with a 
farmer in AVest Winfield, where he remained three years, 
when he started in business, repairing organs and other mu- 
sical instruments, and later he built, some musical instru- 
ments. In August, 1897. he took out a patent in the United 
States and Canada, on a two-manual reed organ, which was 
an improvement in tone over those in common use. Pie con- 
tinued'tuning and is aetivelv enaaged in that business at 




the present time. ITe has tuned nearly seventeen thousand 
instruments. He moved to Earlville, N. Y., in 1901. He 
married Susan A. ^^mith, 30 April, 1874. 

Five cliildren : 

i Inez May Dexter, b. 3 Feb., 1880; d. f) Aug., 1888. 

ii Henry Daniel Dexter, b. 11 Nov., 1886; d. 13 Aug., 1887. 

iii Clara Belle Dexter, b. 7 March, 1888. 

iv Mabel Ellen Dexter, b. 10 Jan., 1892. 

V Otto Freeman Dexter, b. 30 May, 1895. 


Abbott, Elvira B., 181 
Abernathy, Conant, 60 
Adams, Almira, 171 

Benjamin, 99 
Aiken, John, 62 
Alden, Adeline Lewis, 285 
Charles Edward, 285 

Clara, 285 

Eudora Frances, 285 

Emma Tobey, 285 

Francis LeBaron, 285 

George Lincoln, 285 

John, 285 

Lucia Eussell, 285 

Seth, 285 

Seth Frank, 285 

Susan Maria, 285. 
Aldrich, Addison S., 278 

Lyman P., 278 

Samuel T., 278 
Allen, Albert, 114 

Alice, 12-16 

Almira Warner, 143 

Andrew, 76 

Anna, 88-89 

Annie P., 316 

Annie Pierson, 298 

Anson F., 88 

Barbara, 317 

Bartlett, 75 

Bennit E., 316 

Bennit Rowland, 298 

Charles Dexter, 299-316 

Clarissa, 89 

Daniel, 10-11-13 

David, 51-88 

Ebenezer, 13 

Eluthera, 89 

Eliza A., 100 

Elizabeth, 13 

Francis G., 296 

Frederick, 88-89 

John, 13 

Joseph, 13 

Louise Pierson, 317 

Lydia, 88 

Marian, 317 

Allen, Mary, lO-l;; 

Moses, 88-143 

Eoanna, 94-148 

Sabra, 86-142 

Sarah, 13-31-46 

Sarah B., 89 

Samuel, 13 

Sylvia Mary, 317 

Thomas, 13 

Willard, 88-89 
Aired, Sarah, 182 
Ames, Daniel H., 116 

Elizabeth H., 116 

Governor, 253 

Jane L., 116 

Loring T., 116 

Mary T., 116 

Oliver, 191 

Thomas C, 63-116 
Amidon, Alice, 51-89 
Anderson Almeda, 140-222 

Betsey, 222 

Timothy, 222 
Andre, Major, 40 
Andrew, Governor, 271 
Andrews, Bertha May, 210 

Carrie Dean, 209 

Charles H., 209 

Charles Henry, 128 

Jennie Frances, 262 

John Dexter, 210 

Mary, 181 

President, 220 

Sarah Lizzie, 210 

William Francis, 209 
Annable, John, 15 

Mary, 15 
Annis, Joseph, 77 
Antony, Jessie, 79 
Armsby, George F., 211 
Arnold, John, 20 

Sarah, 12-19-28 

Samuel, 11-18-19-20-21 
Ashley, Oscar, 211 
Athern, Belcher, 61 

Keziah, 60 
Atkins, Waty, 77 



Atwood, 55 

Hannah, 142 
Austin, Alniena, 142 

David, 43 

Susan, 317 
Babcock, Caleb, 182 

Jason, 33-49 

Mary, 27-42 
Bacon, Cloves N., 136 

Mr., 207 
Baker, Abigail, 246 

Bennet, 246 

Julia E., 246 

President, 220 

Winfield, 147 
Balch, Kate, 161 
Baldwin, Ellen M., 199-300 

Joseph, 269 
Ballard, Edward, 93 

Hephzibah, 58-93 

Keziah, 95 
Ball, Aaron Laurence, 172 

Albert H., 172-267 

Aley Hayden, 267 

Almira, 266 

Benjamin Franklin, 173 

Bertha Buckner, 172 

Constance Lincoln, 172 

Elijah, 55-100-171-172 

Edith Preble, 172 

Eudora Adaline, 266 

Esther, Elizabeth, 172 

Eay Hill, 267 

Floyd, 172 

Fordyce, 58-99-171-172-178 

Frances E. W., 267 

Frank William, 172 

George Elijah, 171 

Harry, 172 

Harry Perkins, 172 

Herbert James, 172 

Hyder Alley, 172 

Hyderlah, 100 

Ida May, 267 

James Henry, 172 

Jay, 172 

Joanna, 100, 173 

John Alfred, 266 

John Levi, 171-266 

Joseph, 100 

Joseph Appleton, 172 

Joseph Elijah, 171-266 

Joseph Gilbert, 172 

Ball, Joseph Norman, 172 

Laura Almira, 266 

Levi Thurston, 171 

Louis Caleb, 172 

Lucinda M., 100 

Lucy Maria, 172 

Mary Adaline, 172 

Maria Almira, 171 

Mary Frances, 171 

Phebe, 57-58 

Phebe Ann, 171 

Pauline Sarah, 171 

Ealph Alphonso, 266 

Eay, 172 

Robert Elijah, 172 

Euby Josephine, 267 

Ruth, 172 

Samuel Wiley, 173 
Bangs, Elijah, 90 
Barber, Alice Jane, 274 

Alta Estella, 315 

Angle Eosetta, 315 

Arthur Wilson, 315 

Carrie May, 315 

Charles, 274 

Charles Herbert, 274-315 

Charles W., 315 

Ernest Timothy, 274 

Harry Eeuel, 229-261 

Henry D., 260 

Henry Davis, 149-168-229 

Heloise, 229 

James Arthur, 274 

Jerijah, 60 

Laura Isabella, 315 

Lucy A., 260 

Lucy Ann, 98 

Mattie Lucelia, 315 

Oscar Herbert, 315 

Eeuel, 99 

Eeuel, 167-169-260 

Sarah W., 315 
Barden, Frederick, 76 
Barlow, Biah, 74 

Ebenezer, 30 

Edward Albert, 295 

George, 27-32 

Gideon B., 295 

Herbert Alden, 295 

Joseph, 27 

Minnie Alice, 295 

Moses, 12-17-19 

William, 108 
Barnes, Eussell, 52 



Barrett, Anna, 58-93 
Barrows, Hannah, 30 

John, 20 

Lucy, 110 
Barstow, Caroline, 73 

Elizabeth Penn, 73 

Helen, 73 

Mary Tobey, 73 

Nathan, 42-73 

Nathan Hammond, 73 
Bartlett, Captain, 290 

C. S. M., 286 
Bartol, Clara B., 194 
Barton, Alice M., 276 . 

Charles H., 276 
Bascom, Lucinda, 40-65 
Bass, Hannah, 101 
Bassett, 54 

Calvin H., 139 

William, 11 
Bates, Betsey, 123 

Betsey Eames, 66 

Elizabeth, 64 

Frank, 165 

George E., 286 

Governor, 253 

Katherine Lee, 220 

Mary, 165 

Euth, 99-165-166 

Sarah W., 193 

William, 11-193 
Battle, Clarissa, 87 

Elizabeth, 87 

Esther, 87 

Ichabod Dexter, 87 

Lourinda, 87 

Lydia, 87 

Mary C, 87 

Phineas, 50 

Phinehas P., 87 

Ehoda, 87 

Sherman, 50 
Baxter, Cora, 201 

John, 75 

Sally, 75 
Beal, Mary, 95 
Beaa, Betsey, 82 

Mary, 81 
Beard, Kirby, 63 
Beckerman, Frances Snow, 287 

John A., 287 

John William, 287 

Louis Evelyn, 287 

Sarah L., 287 

Beckerman, William H., 287 
Bennett Sadie, 119-204 

Elizabeth, 181 
Benson, Priscilla, 27-43 
Bently, George F., 189 

Sarah M., 318 
Besse, Anthony, 14 

Elisha, 81 

Samuel, 81-191 
Bessey, C. E., 220 
Bigelow, Abiel, 54 

Vishti, 103 
Billingham, Eebecca, 47-81 
Bishop, Kate E., 143-224 
Bissell, Frederick E., 196 
Blackmore, Abbie, 63-115 
Blackwell, Seth, 29 
Blanchard, Darwin, 67 
Blankenship, James, 38 
Blakie, Dorothea, 122 
Boardman, Mary E., 82 

Mary Edna, 137 
Boodry, Nathan, 104 
Belles, John Dexter, 191 

Eebecca, 104 
Bolls, Ebenezer, 38 

Mehitable, 18 
Booth, Sarah E., 240 
Boltwood, Eunice C, 196 
Bourne, Elizabeth, 28 

John, 28 
Bowerman, Thomas, 16 
Bowles, Benjamin, 25 

Eunice, 37-63 
Bowman, Edna F., 315 

Francis A., 315 

Hannah, 315 

Luther, 106-315 
Boynton, Mary A., 82 
Boyce, Alaric, 243 

Amanda, 243 

N. Gertrude, 243 
Bracket, George, 253 
Brackett, J. Q. A., 191 
Bradford, W. M., 11 

George William, 52 
Braley, Lurana, 106 

Lurana K., 182 
Brewer, Delia, 130 
Brewster, Fear, 48 

William, 48 
Brightman, Frank B., 201 
Bronson, Victoria, 171 
Brooks, Charlotte L., 305 



Brooks, Dexter M., 305 

Otis, 160-168 

Euth H., 305 

Samuel H., 305 
Brower, Kate, 318 
Brown, Betsy, 178 

Joseph, 79 

John, 105 
Brownell, Hannah, 46 
Browning, Ella B., 242 

Ella S., 158 

Jacob, 242 

Zuriah, 242 
Bryant, Clement, 103 
Buckley, C. &., 212 
Buel, Edward, 42-73 

Edward W., 73 

Eliza L. B., 73 

Laura J., 73 

Marretta, 73 

Eeuben D., 73 

Sarah Jane, 73 
Buffum, Esek, 56-57 

George, 56-57 

Cromwell, 52 

Hosea, 92 
Bump, Seth, 43 
Bumpes, Elenor, 26-39 
Burbank, Ezra, 105 

Mary, 64 

Mary J., 64 
Burge, Joseph, 14 
Burgess, Betsey, 60 

Martha, 47-82 

Prince, 61 
Burk, Hannah, 79 

Howard M., 67 
Burnell, Jonathan, 34 

William, 34-35 
Burnett, Esther, 90 
Burnham, Ann, 96 
Bush, John, 70 

Persis, 70 
Burt, Luthervia, 148 
Butler, B. F., 191 

Mary, 27-39-40 

Eebecea, 40 

Thomas, 40 
Calhoon, Charles S., 194 
Calligan, Mary Susan, 149-227 
Cambridge, William, 62 
Campbell, William D., 188 
Candido, Amelia, 193 

Candidu, Emma, 193 

Joseph, 111-193 

Thomas, 193 
Cannon, Abigail, 34-64-118 

Ebenezer, 35-42 

Joseph, 34 

Nathan, 42 
Carlton, George, 128 
Carll, Ellen E., 136-216 
Carmen, Nellie, 172 
Carpenter, Abbie L., 162 

Abbie Louise, 249-250 

Agnes, 52 

Alice, 52 • 

Bessie B., 306 

Caroline, 11-41 

Charles H., 164 

Charles Hudson, 248-249 

Clara -E., 306 

Ella E., 306 

George E., 306 

Juliana, 52 

Lillian Gertrude, 249-250 

Melinda, 248 

Minniola Louisa, 249 

E. E., 269 

Eobert Eames, 306 

Seba, 248 
Carr, Charles A., 313-314 

Effie D.,, 313 

Harold W., 314-315 
Carry Mary Ann, 77 
Cass, John, 54 
Caswell Catherine, 186 

Thomas, 77 
Cathell, Betsey W., 110 

Caleb Strong, 110 

Fanny W., 110 

Hannah D., 110 

Henry Nelson, 110 

James, 59-109 

Jane, 110 

Jane Tobey, 110 

Phebe B., 110 

Sally, 110 

Susan S., 110 
Cayle, Isabelle, 142 

Susan, 142 
Chadwick, Tamez, 24 
Chaffee, Caroline, 285 
Chamberlain, Philo, 65 

William H., 211 
William Leon, 274 
Chandler, Charles, 64 _ . 



Chandler, Gorbett, ()2 

Francis S., 286 

John, 70 

Lydia, 63-117 

Pliny Fisk, 145 
Cbanning, William H., 211 
Chapin, Philma, 121 

Ehelura, 65 
Chase, J. P., 78 

Mary Jane, 263 
Chead, David, 23 

Elizabeth, 23 

Samuel, 15-23 
Cheney, Abigail, 86 

Allen, 142 

D. E., 269 

Damon, 264 

Ebenezer, 86 

Edward Turner, 87 

Edwin Thayer, 143 

Elizabeth, 264 

Ellen Elizabeth, 264 

Frank, 223 

Horace B., 223 

Hannah, 86 

Henry, 142 

John, 87-100-170 

John Humphrey, 170 

Julia Ann, 170 

Julia Maria, 143 

Lucien West, 143 

Lucy, 86 

Luther, 142 

Luther Norman, 143 

Milla, 86 

Moses, 50-86-142-143 

Nathaniel, 86 

Nathan Parmenter, 170 

Ehoda B., 143 

Ehoda Battle, 87 

Euth, 86 

Samuel, 86 

Susan A., 223 
Child, Joseph, 31 
Choate, John, 233 

Eobert, 233 

Sarah, 233 
Church, Charles, 28-29 

Hannah, 27-40-41 

Lois, 29 

Eichard, 28 

William, 311 
Clapp, Charles S., 196 

Ealph, 113 

Clark, Mr., 141 

Alfred Henry, 297 

Charles S., 141 

David Dexter, 196-296 

Erastus, 113 

Ebenezer, 35 

Elizabeth, 36 

Frances Louise. 299-316 

Florella, 148 

George P., 175 

Irving, 297 

Lillian, 156-240 

Lucretia, 296 

Martha, 33-60 

Mary, 32 

Melinda, 130 

Mercy Smith, 196 

Pallas E., 240 

Ealph Huntington, 297 

Sarah, 171 

Susan H., 201 

William, 13 3-196-296 

William Dexter, 297 

William S., 240 
Clarke, Henry O., 248 

Josiah H., 248 
Cleveland, Florence, 261 

David, 56 

Nathaniel, 45 

Julian, 261 

Willie, 261 
Clifford, Irene, 132-212 
Clifton, Benjamin D., 134 

Edwin E., 134 

Julia M., 134 

Martha W., 134 

Obcd D., 134 

Priseilla C, 134 

Sarah M., 133 

Savcry, 43 

Timothy, 133 

Timothy A., 134 
Cluett, Charles F., 119 
Coffin, Arthur Dexter, 298 

Charles Sumner, 298 

Clarence Harlan, 298 

Dexter Drake, 298 

Douglass Pierson, 298 

Grace P., 298 

Herbert E., 297 

Herbert Eaymond, 298 

Julia S., 29*7 

Phebe C, 108-184 
Coggswell, Sarah, 96 



Cole, Timothy, 56 
Coleman, Hezekiah, 76 

Maria T., 200 
Collins, Abigail, 16 

Alton, 287 

Euth H., 287 
Colson, Herbert D., 118 
Coman, Katherine, 220 
Compton, Kittie, 182 
Converse, H. E., 315 

James, 51 
Conant, Anna W., 148 
Cones, Bertrand A., 134 
Cook, Blanch A., 266 

William, 79 
Cooley, Charles Henry, 298 
Coombs, Perez, 43 
Coon, Mary, 75-130 
Cooper, Lydia, 53 
Copeland, 201 
Copeman, 183 
Corbet, Lois, 102 
Corning, John, 19 
Cory, C. M., 189 

Charles E., 303 

Mabel, 303 

Preston, 303 

William, 303 
Cosby, Catherine, 30-44 
Cowan, Abner, 182 

Charles, 182 

Deborah D. L., 181 

George, 182 

James P., 182 

Joshna, M., 182 

M. E., 243 

Mary W., 181 

Lidora C, 3 

Lidora S., 181 

Lorenzo, 182 

Lydia P., 181 

Seth, 106-181 

Seth L., 181 

Sophronia D., 181 

William P., 182 
Cowin, Israel, 43 

Nat, 42 
Cox, Doctor, 78 

Charles, 216 
Craigg, 198 
Crane, Governor, 253 
Crandall, Edward, 138 
Crawford, John, 51 
Crocker, Clarissa, 61-63-115 

Crowell, Paul, 15 
Crowell, Polly, 110 
Gushing, Ellsworth S., 289 

Vivian C, 289 

William, 289 
Cutter, Ella, 304 
Daffern, John, 13 
Daggett, Joseph, 132 
Daily, Melvina C, 317 
Dalton, John, 171 
Dana, Mary, 75 

Mary J., 131 
Danford, George, 22 
Danforth, Elizabeth, 143 
Daniels, Jennie M., 279 
Davenport, Amanda, 186 
Davidson, Abitha, 121 

William E., 77 
Davis, Adelaide M., 310 

Adeline, 311 

Alfradina, 169-261 

Cassie D., 162 

Catherine, 261-262 

Charles H., 247 

Cornelius H., 247 

Cynthia Ann 161-247 • 

Daniel, 98-99-161-165-166-258-259 

Dexter, 98-160-161-165-168-246 

Ebenezer, 33 

Edwin P., 166 

Edgar M., 247 

Edwin P., 258 

Elizabeth Emily, 161 

Emily, 246 

Emma A., 247-311 

Erastus Andrew, 161-247 

Georgianua, 169-261 

George E., 162 

Hannah, 103 

Harriet, 169 

Harriet Elizabeth, 262 

Henry L., 246-310 

Horace D., 246 

Jennie, E., 169 

Jennie Etta, 262 

Joanna, 96 

John, 57-58-93-96-97-98-99-160- 

Joseph Augustus, 161 

Julia E., 311 

Louis B., 247 

Lucy, 57-160 

Lucy Ann, 999-167-247 



Davis, Lucy Dexter, 96 

Lucy E., 167-258 

Lynval A., 161 

Mary, 37-63 

Mary Addie, 247 

Mary E., 167-259 

Maud Alfredine, 258 

Narcissa, 98-162 

Nelsou D., 310-311 

Nelson Dexter, 161-246 

Nelson Norris, 247 

Norris, 98-161-165-247 

Philetus A., 161 

Euth, 166-258-259 

Kuth J., 258 

Simon, 54 

Sylvester, 54-57-99-158-168-261- 

Wilber W., 247 

Willie, 247 

"Willie E., 162 

William, 311 
Day, Eufus, 88 
Dean, 198 

Captain, 290 

Eoxana, 48-85 
Delano, Elizabeth, 77 

Elizabeth P., 134 

Mary, 43-76 

Euth, 43-76 

William, 106 
Dennis, Adonjah, 87 

Eunice, 87 

Julia Ann, 141 

Lucy, 51-87 

M. J., 282 

Mary Bishop, 282 

Samuel, 87 
Dewey, Maria C, 94-156 
Dewing, Hannah, 95 
Dexter, Aaron, 94-153-154 

Abbie, 133-212 

Abbie A., 123-200 

Abbie C, 204 

Abbie M., 135-213 

Abiel P. E., 180 

Abigail, 11-14-15-22-23-24-30-34- 

Abigail Church, 113 

Abigail H., 204 

Abner, 76 

Achsah, 105-107-180-283 

Achsah L., 180-283 

Ada M., 181 

Dexter, Addie E., 211 
Addie L., 182 
Addie M., 131 
Adelaide S., 204 
Adin Urial, 122 
Adrianna, 212 
Agnes Mary, 215 
Ainsworth, 108-184 
Alanson, 136 
Albertina E., 183 
Albert G., 109 
Albert H., 146 
Albert L., 190 
Albert M., 116-202 
Albert Maurice, 244 
Albert Morton, 202 
Albion E., 183-286 
Alden, 59-63-110-117-192-193- 

Alden D., 203 
Alden Davis, 301 
Alexander, 109-189-190 
Alice, 24-31-34-59-146 
Alice B., 216 
. Alice M., 119-203-303 
Alice May, 305 
Alice Eider, 195 
Alice S., 82 
Alice W., 194 
Allen, 74-80-128-209 
Allen Caleb, 65 
Allen M., 81 
Alma, 51-84-140 
Almira M., 128 
Alonzo, 82 
Alpheus, 111 
Alston S., 136 
Ama A., 289-316 
Ama L., 190 
Amasa, 47-81-82-94-137-138-148- 

Ambrose, 120 
Andrew, 117-203 
Andrew J., 122 
Ann, 16-24-72-78-132-143 
Anna, 42-43-51-59-88-94-104-147- 

Anna I., 295 
Anna M., 138-156 
Anna Wheeler, 88 
Anne, 41 
Annie, 77-299 
Annie D., 136 
Annie L., 289 



Dexter, Annie P., 199 

Annie Pierson, 298 

Anson, 82 

Arethusa, 84-140 

Arianah F., 136 

Ariedana, 45 

Arthur, 79-211 

Arthur A., 184 

Arthur Delano, 215 

Arthur Fry, 160 

Arthur H., 202-203 

Arthur Job, 245 

Arthur S., 209 

Arthur N., 195 

Arlothea, 115-199 

Asahel, 317 

Augustus C, 126 

Augustus Charles, 70 

Aurelia A., 137 

Avery G., 205-206 

Avery J., 40-65-119 

Azubah, 45-60-77-78-79 

Azubah C, 289 

Barzillias, 79 

Bayard Putnam, 310 

Benjamin, 17-19-20-21-22-23-27- 
100-105-117-132-133 - 134 - 135- 
147-148-149-151-153-156 - 158- 

Benjamin Allen, 149-227-306 

Benjamin D., 11-12-215 

Benjamin F., 109-135-189-215 

Bernice Alden, 301-302 

Bernard Leon, 244 

Bertha, 45, 211 

Bessie J., 289-315 

Bessie N., 190 

Bessie L., 215 

Bethial, 27-38 

Bethsheba, 138 

Bethsheba Carver, 84 

Betsey, 38-58-64-82-94-95-100-103- 

Betsey Elizabeth, 63 

Betsey 0., 315-316 

Betsey E., 115-136 

Betty, 31-32-50 

Biah, 128 

Browning Dewey, 242 

C. Henry, 117 

Caleb, 34-35-38-59-108-111-112-194 

Dexter, Calvin, 108-109-182-186-187- 

Calvin H., 183 
Calvin S., 183 
Carlton, 190 
Caroline, 42-73-75-129 
Caroline E., 135 
Caroline H., 133 
Caroline Martha, 233-234 
Caroline Mary, 158-242 
Carrie A., 184 
Carrie J., 286 
Carrie Mabel, 206 
Carrie E., 190 
Cassandra, 85-142 
Catherine, 77-79-291 
Cecilia, 79 
Charity, 138-139-140 
Charity W., 139 
Charity Williams, 84 
Chatrles, 38-40-62-64-6)5-71-75- 

Charles Albert, 317 
Charles Delivan, 120-205 
Charles E., 121-128-146-183-209 
Charles Frederick, 116 
Charles H., 197-198-297-298-299 
Charles Haskall. 114 
Charles Henry, 318 
Charles Knowlton, 206 
Charles L., 71 
Charles Phineas, 155-156-236-237 

Charles Eugg, 301 
Charles S., 82-291 
Charles T., 192-203-295-303 
Charles W'., 204 
Chandler, 67 
Charlotte, 75-76-212 
Charlotte Maria, 196 
Chester, 317 

Chester B., 64-67-119-205 
Chester Bascom, 121 
Chester S., 294 
Chloe, 123 
Christina, 106 
Christina E., 181 
Clara A., 180 
Clara Belle B., 19 
Clara H., 111-112-194 
Clara L., 236 
Clara Lunetta, 146 
Clara M., 123 
Clarence C, 190 



Dexter, Clarence W., 197 
Clarinda, 215 
Clarissa, 42-72 
Clark, 50 
Clement E., 180 
Cliflforcl H., 80 
Clifton C, 216 
Colonel Wallace, 318 
Constant, 17-19-21-31-36-47-81-136 
Content, 16 
Cora L., 286 
Cordelia, 212 
Cornelius, 16 
Crighton, 85 
Cynthia, 76 

D. Gilbert, 66-207 

Daniel, 20-21-22-40-66-78-123-124- 

David, 27-31-36-39-40-46-59-64-65- 

66-67-79-80-81-94-112-113 - 123- 

David A., 210 
David B., 81-115 
David Erwin, 153-231-234 
David H., 75-124-125-131 
David Hazeltine, 207 
David W., 204 
Davis, 59-245 
Deborah, 17-26-41-60-62-112-113- 

Deborah E., 129 
Deborah F., 122 
Deborah O., 137 
Delia Carrie, 306 
Delia M., 195-291 
Delilah, 62 
Delta Elnora, 318 
Delta v., 318 
Dennis, 132-211-303-304 
Desire, 38 

Dewey & Co., 241-242 
Dinah, 18-19 
Dolly, 41-70-71 
Doris A., 210 
Doris Leonard, 294 
Dorothy M., 213 
Dorothy May, 236 
Drusilla, 31-32 
Dwight Hodge, 222 
E. Allen, 46-135 

E. Milton, 71 

Ebenezer, 30-44-45-59-78-79-80 
Ebenezer H., 286 
Edgar D., 289 

Dexter, Edith, 64 
Edith Delano, 213 
Edith L., 308 
Edna, 130 
Edna May, 245 
Edward, 12-27-42-43-74-79-90- 

Edward Dean, 62 
Edward G., 83-138 
Edward Mansfield, 158-242 
Edward S., 149-183 
Edward T., 182 
Edwin C, 119 
Edwin Douglas, 299 
Edwin Grant, 138-220-221 
Edwin D., 199 
Edwin F., 200 
Edwin S., 136 
Eflfie Etta, 121 
Effie Eosa, 128 
Elbert H., 216 
Eleanor, 41-48 
Eleanor F., 300 
Eleanor M., 66-67 
•Eleanor Eichardson, 301 
Eleazer, 83-84-138-139-140 
Elenor, 26 
Elias, 37-62 
Elihu, 54 
Elihu O. C, 307 
Elihu Osgood Clark, 149-228 
Elijah, 35-36-37-60-61-114-115-199 
Elijah C, 115 
Elisha, 37-44-45-63-75-116-117- 

Elisha L., 116-201 
Elisha M., 129 
Eliza, 211 
Eliza A., 111-193 
Eliza Bigelow, 199 
Eliza C, 184-291 
Elizabeth, 10-11-14-17-24-25-35- 

36-37-59-60-61-62-63-76-80 - 81- 

Elizabeth A., 183 
Elizabeth J., 286 
Elizabeth L., 215 
Elizabeth P., 190-213-215 
Elizabeth W., 183 
Ella, 211 
Ella F., 215 
Ella L., 135 
Ellen, 78-207 
Ellen A., 188 • 



Dexter, Ellen L., 119 
Ellen M., 71 
Ellen T., 195 
Ellen W., 188 
Elliot Beckwith, 85 
Elsie F., 190 
Elnathan, 25 
Elwell v., 138 
Elwood W., 189 
Ephraim, 19-21-22-25-33-34-35- 

58-59-104-105-107-109-110 - 111- 

Ephraim A., 185-288-315-316 
Epipheny, 43 
Emeline, 300 
Emma A., 111-194 
Emma J., 202 
Emma L., 118 
Emma Nettie, 318 
Emma S., 203 
Emma E. C, 194 
Emily, 71-317 
Emily, 108 
Emily B., 132 
Emily ¥., 202 
Emmet, 318 
Enoch, 30-45-79 
Enos, 45 
Ernest L., 204 
Ernest W., 292 
Erwin, 81 
Esther, 45 
Ethel M., 291 
Eunice, 42-43-45-79-116-117-183- 

Eugene Avery, 121 
Euphemia F., 192-295 
Evans K., 202 
Everett Augustus, 152-153-231- 

Experience, 43-45 
Ezra H., 117-202 
F. Arvilla, 244-245-246 
Fanny Beckwith, 88 
Fanny Eunice, 236 
Fanny S., 239 
Fanny Sarah, 155-156 
Fayette, 66-123 
Flora Ella, 160 
Florence, 299 
Florence A., 197 
Florence Belle, 125-207 
Florence G., 196-294 
Florilla P., 106 

Dexter, Fortunatus, 18 
Foster B., 143 
Foster D., 24 
Foster Dennis, 88 
Frances, 9-13-71-153-156-158 
Francis, 82 
Frances E., 117-137 
Frances Henrietta, 70-125 
Frances Louisa, 128 
Francis C. L., 131 
Frank, 67 

Frank Albert, 227-306 
Frank E., 307 
Frank Edward, 230-231 
Frank G., 300 
Frank Gibbs, 300 
Frank H., 189 
Frank M., 190 
Frank Eussell, 195 
Frank Seaverns, 306 
Franklin B., 133 
Franklin Bowditch, 212 
Franklin Greenwood, 216 
Fred Abbott, 230-231-308-309 
Freddy B., 227 
Frederick, 146 
Frederick C, 201 
Frederick Homer, 120-121 
Frederick L., 195 
Freeman, 47-81-111-136-192-295 
Freeman C, 289 
Freeman D., 318-319 
Freeman Dick, 318 
Garret S., 130 

George, 111-117-122-132-135-211 
George A., 286 
George Augustus, 245 
George E., 183-295 
George Edward, 159-244 
George F., 145-192 
George H., 116-202-211 
George Hillman, 304 
George Mills, 70 
George Parsons, 196 
George S., 123-130-207 
George T., 138-216-217-218-219 
George Turrell, 145 
George W., 94-128-148-201-244- 

George W. S., 209 
George Washington, 158 
Georgie Etta, 202 
Georgianna, 210 
Gershom, 18-26 



Dexter, Gertrude, l'!t"i 
Gertrude L, 206 
Gertrude Isabella, 120 
Gertrude W., 202 
Gertrude Wilson, 215 
Gideon, 31-32-43-47-59-82-108- 

Gideon F., 47 
Gideon L., 183 
Gilmore, 105-181 
Gladys Maria, 244 
Godfrey, 79 
Grace E., 180 
Grace Ethel, 215 
H. C, 243 
Hadassah, 65 
Harold, 242-300 
Harold S., 189 
Harper D., 76 
Harvey, 63-202-203 
Harvey K., 80 
Harriet, 71-108-114-132-184 
Harriet Augusta, 70 
Harriet Clark, 114-197 
Harriet Jane, 90 
Harriet Maria, 301 
Harriet N., 82-291 
Harriet S., 125-126-127 
Harriet Siverly, 70 
Harris H., 80 
Harvey, 117 
Hannah, 18-19-25-31-38-40-41-45- 

46-52-57-58-67-77-80-82-90 - 92- 

96-99-100-112-118-146-189 - 190- 

.Hannah J., 64-189 
Harriet Jane, 145 
Hannah L., 291 
Hannah S., 107-109-187-188-293- 

Helen A., 70 
Helen Augusta, 127 
Helen G., 192-295 
Henrietta, 193 
Henry, 78 

Henry A., 109-137-191-192 
Henry B., 137-204 
Henry C, 136-216 
Henry Clay, 155-156-234-235-236 
Henry Daniel, 317-318-319 
Henry G., 211 
Henry K., 194 
Henry M., 115-182 
Henry Martyn, 199-300 

Dexter, Henry ^Iont<r'niicry. 70 
Henry Morton, 200-300" 
Henry N., 111-112-192 
Henry V., 82-216-220 
Henry Vaughn, 137-222 
Henry Walker, 88 
Henry W., 185 
Hephzibah, 93-149-168-229-261 
Herbert Arthur, 227 
Herbert C, 228 
Herbert Eugene, 160-245 
Herbert W., 289 
Herman Francis, 158-241 
Herman W., 303 
Hiram, 133-212-305 
Horace, 71-85-88-113-127-135- 

Horace Fred, 318 
Horace Lyman, 215 
Horace N., 184 
Hoyt, 149-229 
Ichabod, 32-33-48-49-50-51-53- 

Inez May, 319 
lona F., 224 
Ira, 75-132-133 
Irene, 65 
Irene B., 196 
Irene, 65-67-119 

Isaac, 30-31-32-44-47-77-78-81-82 
Isaac v., 78 
Isaiah, 35-37-62-63 
Israel, 78 
Izah A., 289 

Jabez, 16-17-24-25-26-34-37-62 
Jairus A., 136 
James, 11-12-16-17-19-20-21-24-28- 

James A., 118-128-204 
James Ambrose, 206 
James F., 181 
James L., 187-294 
James Pitkin, 113 
James E., 65-122 
James Smith, 210 
James W., 64-118-204 
Jane, 27-28-43-59-63-75-85-109- 

Jane C, 130-188 
Jason L., 109-190 
Jean, 28 
Jediah, 45 

Jedidah, 27-28-48-79-85-141 
Jennie, 122 



Dexter, Jennie H., 286 
Jennie Louisa, 318 
Jerusha, 79 
Jesse, 44 
Jessie, 207 
Jessie M., 80-318 
Joan C, 182 
Joanna, 19-20-21-22-36-60-180- 

Joanna P., 180 
Job, 33-50-51-87-88-89 
John, 10-11-12-14-16-17-18-19-23- 

26-38-40-44-51-64-66-77-78 - 81- 

87-107-109-114-118 - 122 - 136- 

John A., 79-123-128-129 
John Albert, 75-210 
John Bangs, 90 
John Bernard, 158 
John C, 117-196-205-294 
John Freeman, 83 
John G., 199-300 
John Gibbs, 61-114-199 
John Henry, 122 
John Kempton, 80 
John L., 204 
John E., 300 

John S., 122-136-187-195-207-291 
John Sidney, 66 
John W., 300 
Jonathan, 25-27-30-31-38-40-41- 

44-46-48-51-67-70-71-77-80 - 85- 

Jonathan K., 80-135-215 
Jonathan L., 305 
Jonathan M., 41-125-126-127 
Jonathan Mills, 67-68-69 
Joseph, 16-24-30-32-33-43-45-51- 

75-78-80-132-133-203-212 - 301- 

Joseph B., 115 
Joseph Clark, 94 
Joseph Dean, 84-139-140-222 
Joseph Franklin, 222 
Joseph H., 41-78 
Joseph L., 149-307-308-310 
Joseph Lord, 230 
Joseph T., 204 
Joseph W., 41-71 
Josephine M., 71 
Joshua, 26-37-76 
Josiah, 19-20-21-22-30-31-46 
Josiah A., 134-213 
Julia A., 207 

Dexter, Julia S., 199 
Julia Sargent, 297 
Judah, 83 
Kate, 79-122 
Kate F., 190 
Katherine, 45 
Katie, 119 
Katie S., 119 
Kesiah, 59-104-105-107-109-110- 

Kesiah L., 285 
Kezia, 81-82 
Keziah, 61 
Keziah L., 180 
Laban H., 66 
Laura, 66-67-121-289-306 
Lawrence, 192 
Leander A., 286 
Leonard, 41 
Leonard S., 107-182 
Lemuel, 62 

Lemuel LeBaron, 136-201 
Lena B., 202 
 Letta, 229 
Letitia, 78 
Levi, 128 

Le-wis, 82-108-137-183-192-286 
Libbie L., 318 
Lillian C, 294 
Lillian L., 189 
Linda W., 189 
Linus G., 71 
Linus W., 41-71-72 
Listha, 78 
Lizzie A., 123-190 
Lizzie C, 200 
Lizzie Lina, 121 
Lizzie W., 204 
Lois, 28-34-81 
Louisa, 82-127 
Louis E., 300 
Louise G., 202 
Lorenzo D., 106-182 • 
Loring, 105-107-180-283-285 
Lorna, 306 
Lovira, 317 
Love, 305 
Lucia Frances, 160 
Lucie A., 67 
Lucius C, 205 
Lucius T., 119 
Lucinda, 119-121-145 
Lucretia, 113-196 



Dexter, Luella P., 291 

Luthera G., 141 

Luthcra Gorham, 85 

Lurana, 109-185 

Lucy, 50-57-58-62-76-86-96-111- 
133-142-145-161-162-165 - 167- 
. Lucy A., 192-295 

Lucy Ann, 317 

Lucy Alden, 111 

Lucy Amelia, 306 

Lucy B., 196 

Lucy H., 149 

Lucy M., 140 

Lucy Euggles, 301 

Luke, 59-105-180-181-182 

Luna Jennie, 121-206 

Lydia, 45-50-62-64-76-78-79-87- 
115-134-185-194-202-203 - 288- 

Lydia D., 76 

Lydia S., 202 

Lyna, 245 

Mabel, 286 

Mabel A., 224-306 

Mabel Augusta, 120 

Mabel Ellen, 319 

Mabel L., 230-231 

Mamie F., 289 

Maria, 80-156-231-234-236-239 

Maria C, 241-242-243 

Maria L., 108 

Mariah, 46 

Marion, 203-236-245 

Marion H., 213 

Marjory Morton, 300 

Martha, 34-58-59-104-114-115- 


Martha A., 83-289 

Martha C, 115-118 

Martha J., 286 

Martha J. W., 128 

Martha M., 81-116-135 

Mary, 11-12-13-15-16-17-18-19- 
23-24-25-26-33-37-40-42-43 - 49- 
52-53-62-63-65-66-67-72-73 - 74- 
75-77-79-81-82-83-84-89-90 - 108- 
113-122-132-133-135-137 - 141- 
185-186-187-188-196-199 - 211- 

Mary A., 76-128-129-189 

Mary A. E., 116 

Mary Ambrosia, 120-206 

Mary Ann, 76-201-209 

Dexter, Mary B., 216 
Mary D., 7, 180 
Mary D., 9-205-206 
Mary E., 22-137-183-216 
Mary E. C, 286 
Mary Eliza, 78-80 
Mary Ellen, 196 
Mary H., 212 
Mary Hynkley, 114-199 
Mary J., 118-136-286 
Mary L., 204-211 
Mary Lizzie, 160-246 
Mary Love, 306 
Mary M., 130-210 
Mary Melisse, 83 
Mary P., 129-200 
Mary Stanford, 301 
Mary Snow, 80 
Mary Wilson, 209 
Margaret, 245-303 
Matildy, 79 
Maurice, 158-243-244 
Mehitabel, 22 
Mercy, 16-25-46-47-48-51-57-58- 

Mercy Hinkley, 88 
Melinda, 79 
Melintha C, 185 
Melvin A., 65-122 
Melvin Adam, 122 
Meriam, 16 
Merinda, 203 
Meribah, 31-32-47-203 
Milton I., 192 
Milton L., 128 
Minnie A., 194 
Minnie Frances, 302 
Miriam, 50-86-306 
Moores, E., 118-204 
Moses, 91-94-119-149-151-169-230 
Myra C, 190-289 
Myra Jane, 117 
Myra E., 228-307 
Nancy, 60-82 
Nancy M., 140-222 
Nathan, 27-31-32-40-42-65-122 
Nathaniel, 47-60-80-81-115 
Nettie Louise, 230-231 
Nina, 229 

Noah, 19-20-27-43-76-133 
Oakley White, 207 
Obadiah, 286 
Obadiali D., 180-285-286 
Olive, 39-41 



Dexter, Oliver, S-9-41-70-71-127 
Oliver F., 186 
Otto Freeman, 319 
Ozra Lafayette, 120 
Pamelia, 75-80-130-210 
Patience, 26 
Paul, 31 
Peleg, .30-44 
Perley Hyde, 207 
Perries, 75 
Persis, 203-310 
Phebe, 58-99-169-170-171-172- 

Phebe A., 186 
Phebe P., 224 
Philander E., 186 
Philena, 90 

PhHip, 11-12-16-24-26-30-38-46-64 
PhiHp Lee, 242 
Polly, 59-62-75-76-111-136 
Prince, 3'5-61-114-115-199 
Priseilla, 43-75-76 
Eachel, 107-182-183-184 
Eachel S., 183 
Ealph C, 195 
Eaymond Henry, 149 
EelDecca, 45-64-79-136 
Eebecca H., 64 
Eebekah, 59-112 
Eemember, 149 
Eeuben, 27-40-41-45-72-73 
Ehoda, 50 
Eichard, 190 
Eoama, 136-227-228-229 
Eobert A. P., 285 
Eobert E., 201 
Eobert Emmet, 318 
Eobert L., 187-293-308 
Eobert W., 215 
Eoberts, 78 
Eobinson, 82 

Eodolphus W., 76-132-133-211-212 
Eoland Foskett, 244 
Eosana, 45 
Eose, 17-18-19 
Euey, 242 

Eufus, 37-77-109-135-215 
Eufus N., 135 
Euth, 27-34-40-51-77-89-90-133- 

Euth F., 210 

Sally, 51-58-90-140-145-205 
Sally Beckvnth, 85 
Sally Etta, 205 

Dexter, Salome, 114 

Samuel, 9-19-21-22-32-33-42-43- 

45-47-48-49-50-52-53-74 - 75 - 79- 

80-81-83-84-85-108 - 129 - 130- 

Samuel Adams, 70 
Samuel B., 63-85-115-200 
Samuel E., 129-210 
Samuel Freeman, 317-318 
Samuel Stillman, 94-156-157-241- 

Samuel W., 136-140 
Sarah, 16-18-21-22-24-27-28-31- 

32-33-37-43-53-61-62-75-80 - 82- 

Sarah A., 111-137-184-186-193- 

Sarah Abigail, 80 
Sarah Allen, 80 
Sarah Ann, 114 
Sarah C, 46 
Sarah F., 145-181 
Sarah H., 41 
Sarah J., 129-307-308-211 
Sarah Johnson, 303-305 
Sarah M., 67-75^30-131-210 
Sarah S., 117 
Sarah W., 117 
Selina, 65 
Seth, 19-20-21-22-24-26-35-36- 

37-48-59-60-61-62-63-84 - 112 

Seth L. M., 135-215 
Seth P., 129 
Silas, 26-39-40 
Silvia, 41 
Silas B., 119-205 
Simeon, 58-94-153-154-155-234- 

Smith, 79 
Solon, 82 

Sophia, 60-61-76-132-304 
Sophia E., 115 
Sophia H., 301-303 
Sophia, 211 
Sophronia, 65 
Sophronia P., 106 
Stella A., 71 
Stella G., 138 
Stephen, 11-12-15-16-23-31-32- 

Stephen E., 201 
Stephen T., 82-136 
Stillman, 111-192-295 



Dexter, Susan, 74-;n7 
Susan A., 204 
Susan J., 191 
Susanna, 43-48-58-79-80 
Susannah P., 42 
Sumner, 21-75-81-108-129 
Sydney C, 202 
sVlvia, 77-82-197-198 
Thankful, 26-28-36-37-43-60-61- 

Theresa, 78 
Thirza, 85 
Thomas, 8-9-10-11-12-14-17-18- 

22-23-28-31-32-36-48-59 - 80 - 84. 

Thomas A., 189-190 
Thomas D., 5-6-7-8-9-10-11-15-118 
Thomas N., 295 
Trustum Durell, 149-227 
Tryphosa, 317 
Urial, 65-122 
Urial Sherman, 114 
Vera L., 306 
Vincent, 78 
Viola, 295 
Virtue E., 289 
Walstein, 190 
Walter C, 292 
Walter F., 192 
Walter G., 192 
Walter Vincent, 318 
Walter W., 119 
Warren, 79-108-114-185 
Warren J., 80 
Warren P., 122 
Weston A., 111-194 
Willard, 84 
William, 11-12-17-23-24-25-60- 

70-78-79-106-113-114-140 - 183 

William A., 118-192-295 
William Alfred, 140 
William B., 115 
William C, 118-187-291 
William Charles, 236 
William D., 8-9 
William Daniel, 318 
William E., 79 
William F., 128 
William H., 128-183-203-286-295- 

William Herbert, 305 
William N., 143-306-224 

Dcxt(>r, William 1'., 181 

William R., 117 

William S., 80 

William W., 59 

Williams, M4 

Willie 11., 146-188 

Willoughby, 79 

Wilson, 74 

Winfred, 200 

Zenas, 51 

Zenas H., 145 

Zenas Hinkley, 90 

Zoath, .38-105 

Zuriel, 22 
Dillingham, Charles, 117 

Charles H., 203 

Edward, 11 
Dilloway, Merebah, 31 
Dix, Justus H., 65 

Lucinda, 122 
Dooley, Mary J., 143-224 
Doolittle, Colonel, 50 
Dornie Captain, 195 
Dorcher, Annie E., 303 
Douglas, Charles Erwin, 198 

Edward A., 197 

Edwin A., 114 

Edwin Dexter, 198 

Ellen, 198 

Governor, 253 

Harriet, 198 

Harriet Dexter, 197 

Isabella, 198 

Mary Eliza, -224 

W. W., 211 
Dow, Esther A., 172 

Frank H., 167-259 

Harry S., 259 

Ina M., 245 

Jennie M., 166-258 

Jessie Euth, 259 
Doyle, Mary Ella, 274 
Drake, Cora, 298 
Drew, Ella A., 278 
Dudley, Francis, 102 
Dunbar, Belinda, 112 
Dunham, Clifford, 132 

Harriet, 75-132 

Thubeal, 132 
Dunn, Byron P., 296 

John, 295 
Durfee, Benjamin, 255 

Ella M., 165 

Ella Maria, 255 



Durfee, Nancy, 181 

Susan G., 134-213 
Eager, Abigail, 48-85 

Sally, 51-89 
Eaton, Calvin, 93 

Fanny J., 171 
Eames, Abigail A., 66-123 

Julia A., 66-123 

Sarah Burt, 184 
Earle, Samuel A., 190 
Eaton, John W., 77 

Sarah J., 184 
Eddy W., 92 
Ed-n-ards, Deborah, 75-129 

George W., 186 

Lydia A., 118 

William, 80 
Egge, Arthur, 122 
Eldridge, Linus E., 291 

William D., 291 
Ely, Eichard T., 222 
Ellis, Charles, 37 
Endicott, 5-6 
Ensign, Welling, 130 
Erwin, Helen Marion, 225 
Everts, A., 137 
Failing, Louise T., 190 

William A., 190 
Faunce, Mary J., 187-291 
Fay, B. W., 268 

James P., 90 

Job, 158 

S. E., 275 
Field, Lillian Adell, 143-224 
Fish, Mercy, 14-22 
Fisk, Thomas, 98 
Fitzpatrick, Mr., 207 
Flagg, Algernon S., 281 

Fanny Elizabeth, 281 
Fletcher, Francis, 102 
Foley, Kate, 279 
Forbush, Jerusha, 53 
Forbes, Susan, 183 
Ford, Charles M., 78 . 

Minnie, 223 

.Josiah, 55 
Foss, Euphrata, 137 
Foskett, Martha Stella, 158-244 
Foster, Anna, 44-77 

Caroline, 104 

Edward, 44 

Nancy, 100-178 
Fountain, Minerva, 180 

Fowle, Eudora, 266 
Fox, Eliphalet, 102 
Frances., Helen, 73 
Frazer, Captain, 290 
Freeman, Alfred, 78 

Benjamin, 78 

Edmund, 9-11-48 

Eliza, 78 

Eliza Ann, 78 

Elizabeth, 48 

George W., 78 

Hatsuld, 15 

John, 11-47-48 

Mary Al, 78 

Mercy, 78 

Thankful, 9-47-48 

Whitman, 78 
French, Abijah, 170-263 

Adaline B., 264 

Adams, 87-143-170-223-224 

Alice, 265 

Angie M., 264 

Arville, 170 

Augusta, 170 

Azubah, 170 

Belle, 265 

Bertha Belle, 264 

Charles B., 247 

Charles H., 170-264 

Clara Eleanor, 224 

Clarence C, 247 

Cora, 223 

Dorothy, 265 

Edward, 247 

Elvirus Franklin, 223 

Etta Lois, 264 

Frank, 223 

Ida M., 247 

Joseph A., 247 

J. Margaret, 223 

Lambert E., 265 

Levi F., 170 

Lysander, 143-223 

Marcus, 247 

Maria, 170-264 

Mary A., 143-223 

Melvin L., 247 

Minnie May, 224 

Moses C, 143-224 

Priscilla, 263-264 

Priscilla E., 170 

Ehoda, 223-224 

Eichard, 100-170-263-264 

Eichard C, 265 

Waldo, 223 



Frend, John, 9-12 
Frink, Davis, 290 
Harold R., 290 
Frishmuth, Caroline G., 126-208 

Frost, Merinda, 63-117 

Peter, 45 
Fry, Augustus, 275 

George Dexter, 148 

George Wilson, 274 

Elizabeth Ann, 148 

Ellen S., 148 

F. A., 94 

F. Arvilla, 148 

Flora Arvilla, 158 

Job, 94-148 

Job Warren, 148 

Lizzie Adeline, 274 

Martha Jane, 148 

Pennald, 148 

Winthrop Hastings, 274 
Fuller, Andria C, 76-133 

Samuel, 52 

William, 104 
Furbush, Jerusha, 90 

Rosanna, 91 
Furgers, John, 45 
Gage, Levi, 56 
Gardner, Benjamin O., 142 

Charlotte, 80 

Cynthia, 79 

Grace, 184 

Henry, 79 

Jason, 78 

Rebecca, 80 

Susan, 79 

Sophronia, 79 

Stephen, 45 

William, 45 
Garney, Anna K., 146 
Garton, Andrew J., 161 
Gates, Benjamin, 60 
Gavett, William, 129 
Gaylord, Eleazer, 113 

Elizabeth, 113 

Sylvia, 60-113 
Genderson, Alvin, 304 
Gerry, Emma B., 251-311 
Gibbs, Joanna, 36 

John, 36 

Joseph, 61 
Gifford, Catherine, 301 

Elizabeth A., 128-209 

Humphrey A., 301 

Lizzie C, 296 


Gifford, Lucy E., 192 

William, 295 

William L. R., 301 
Gilbert, Alice, 70-126 

Persis, 51-87 
Giles, Mr., 53 
Gillette, Mattie R., 193 
Glenn, Elsie J., 304 
Goddard, Moses, 50-55 
Godfrey, Azubah, 45-78 

Hannah, 45-79 
Goodell, Ephraim, 103 

Hannah, 103 
Goodnow, Benjamin, 56 
Goodspeed, Burbank S., 186 

Hiram H., 186 

Nettie, 186 
Gould, Agnes, 78 

Alfred H., 279 

Charles A., 279 

Cordelia, 141 

Ella Maria, 222 

HaflSeld, 222 

Harry W., 279 

Henry B., 140-222 

Lydia, 222 

Matilda, 82 

Olive, 84-139 

Thomas, 78 

Viola Ethelyn, 279 

Willard C, 279 
Gordon, Isabella, 192 
Gorham, De LaFayette, 83 

Mary, 138 

John, 48-83-138 

Sally, 83 

Sarah, 83 

Stephen, 83 

Susan, 83-138 

Thomas, 83 
Granger, Otis P., 75 
Graves, Eleazer, 32 

Minnie Emmelin, 159-244 

Nathaniel, 32 
Gray, Alfradina, 261 

Catherine, 261 

James, 261 

Mary S., 294 

Robert, 261 

Winifred W., 267 
Greaton, Colonel, 40 
Greenhalge, Governor, 253 
Greenwood, Nellie J., 138-216 
Griffin, George Freeman, 267 

James, 139 



Griffin, James S., 267 

Lora R., 71 
Griggs, Bertha, 267 
Hall, Abner, 72 

Amalin, 111 

Arethusa, 111 

Charles, 111-181 

Charles D., 73 

Emily, 72 

Eveline, 111 

George Chandler, 173 

Houghton, 100-173-267 

Irene, 40-67 

Jennie Louisa, 173 

Joanna, 267 

Josephine Augusta, 173 

Larnet, 59-105-111 

Laura A., 72 

Lucy, 72 

Martha, 72 

Martin, 111 

Mary, 111 

Nathan, 72 

Sarah Elizabeth, 173-267 

Willard Houghton, 173 
Hallett, Abigail, 10-15 

Andrew, 14 

Annie, 14 

David, 15 

Ebenezer, 15 

Elizabeth, 15 

John, 14 

Jonathan, 10-11-14-15 

Mehitable, 11-14-15 

Thomas, 15 

Timothy, 15 
Hamilton, Captain, 290 
Hammett, Almira L., 317 

Epipheny, 27 

Herbert, 134 

James, 76-134 

James Edward, 134 

Mary Ann, 134 

William Frederick, 134 
Hammond, Alice C, 316 

Allen T>., 216 

Allen Dexter, 136-216 

Benjamin, 27-32 

Carrie E., 296 

Charles B., 295-296 

Charles S., 296 

Clara L., 201 

Clara Lucinda, 136 

Dorothy, 216 

Earle D., 316 

Hammond, Elton, 316 

Ephremia D., 296 

Israel, 32 

John, 18-19-22 

Joseph, 29 

Patience, 24-37 

Paul, 43 

Maria M., 296 

Martha M., 216 

Mary, 28 

Noah, 81-135-216 

Nathan, 27 

Eowld, 22 

Sarah A., 296 

Seth, 81 

Thomas P., 296 

William, 104-316 
Handy, Captain, 191 

Caleb, 76 

Sarah, 18-26 
Harding, Thomas C, 132 
Hardy, Maria L., 94 

Phineas, 155 

Maria, 155 

Sarah, 155 
Harlow, Abner, 190 
Harkness, 54 

Harper, Robert D., 126-208 
Harrington, Charles A., 282 . 

Charles Albert, 282 

Elizabeth, 283 

Elmer Winfield, 282-283 

Everett Samuel, 283 

Fred. William, 283 

George Elmer, 282 

George Leonard, 283 

Helen Lucy, 282 

Jerusha, 78 

Leonard, 283 

Lucy, 282 

William T., 283 
Harris, Eliza A., 78 
Harrison Bros., 290 

Jessie, 247 

Mary T., 247 
narrower, Paul Dexter, 202 

James S., 202 
Hart, Edward Dexter, 183 

Ward W., 183 
Hartshorn, Emma F., 134 
Hartwell, Samuel, 101 

Virginia, 306 
Harvey, Mary E., 202 

Stephen, 77 
Harwood, Hannah, 101 
Haskall, Carrie M., 264 



Haskall, t'omfort, SH 

David, (52 

Deborah, 35 

M., 264 

Seth, 62 

Thomas, 297 

Thoinasine, 298 

Zclnilon, 36-37-62 
Haskell, C. Henry, 199 

Deborah, 59 

Mary M., 199 

Thankful, 36 

Thomas, 36 

William C, 114-199 

William Prince, 199 
Haskins, Bertha L., 211 

Eben Franklin, 210 

Emily, 64 

Kuth, 211 
Hastings, 99 
Hatch, Hannah, 59 

Eiith, 34 
Hathaway, Annie E., 116-202 

Betsey, 64 

Ebenezer E., 64 

Elmer B., 289 

Isaac, 64 

Judah, 64 

Mary, 30-46 

Nathaniel, 64 

Patia A., 64 

Paul, 182 

Philip D., 64 

Eahama, 27 

Seth, 28 

Stephen S., 289 
Hawley, Hiram, 41 • 
Hayden, Julia B., 299 
Haynes, Amelia A., 304 
Hayward, Zadok, 55 
Haywood, Benjamin C, 71 

Priscilla, 102 
Havok, Orrin C, 171 
Haven, Lucy S., 138 
Hazeltine, Chloe, 66 
Hazzard, Henry C, IS'4 
Headman, Maggie A., 129-210 
Heard, Phebe, 74-128 
Hecox, Austin N., 131 
Hedge, Asa, 50-86 

Deliverance, 86 

Elisha, 48-86 

John, 86 

Solomon, 86 
Herrick, Nancy C, 137 
Herrington, Fanny T., 197 
Hicks, Alexander, 214 

liickH, liell.' li., 214 

Edward E., 213-214 

Edward II., 214 

ElizaI)oth D., 214 

Fl.irence K., 214 

Louise E., 214 

Samuel E., 134 
Hill, Alice E., 267 

Lucy, 98-161 
TTiUer', Almira, 289 

Barnabas, 64 

Carrie Edna, 188 

Desire Smith, 64 

Esther E., 185 

Elisabeth L., 109 

Nathaniel, 104 

Nathaniel P., 185 

Joseph, 188 

Lydia, 59-112 

Lydia C, 289 

Nellie M., 188 
 Prince, 104 

Rebecca, 38 

Sarah, 189 

Seth, 289 

Sophia W., 185 

William F., 193 
Hillman, Stephen P., 141 
Hilman, Betsey, 75-132 

Samuel, 17 
Hilton, Hattie, 279 
Hillis, Eebecca, 26 
Hinckley, Abigail, 150 

Sarah, 211 

Thomas, 9-11-150 
Hinkley, Mercy, 50 

Euth, 51 

Thomas, 50-51 
Hitchmond, Eunice, 192 
Hixson, Elkanah, 56 
Hoadley, Luther, 60 
Hoar, Anna, 56 
Hockin, Martha J., 117 
Hodge, Allie Martin, 227 
Holden, David, 86 

Emily, 98-160 
Holbrook, Enos, 57 
Holmes, Alice, 38-105 

Ebenezer, 59-105 

Hannah, 105-111 

Kesiah, 105-180 

Mary, 105 

Mary A., 202 

Susan H., 105 
Holt, Jennie, 52-90 
Holton, Carrie Louise, 307 

Charles Gilford, 307 



Holton, Dwight Dexter, 307 

George W., 228-307 
Hooke, Humphrey, 5 
Hooper, Martha Ellen., 304 
Hopkins, Giles, -14 
Horton, Francis L., 65 
Hoskins, Eben Franklin, 130 
Hosmer, Mary, 102 
How, Anna, 54 

Elder, 54 
Howard, Charles H., 209 

Deborah J., 203 

Edgar Ephraim, 156 

Edward Ellis, 128-209 

Elmira, 170 

Joanna, 98  

Lucy Ann, 98-161 

Stephen, 98 
Howe, Arthur Otis, 206 

Carlton Dexter, 206 

Carlton Durant, 206 

Charles, 70 

Desire, 15 

Elsworth E., 223 

Ella Maria, 279 

Herman Alline, 206 

John, 70 

Josiah, 98 

Marshall Avery, 206 

Marshall E., 206 

Marshall O., 120 

Mary, 98 
Hoyt, Laura Dona, 210 
Hubbard, Daniel, 151 

Maria, 151 

Susan, 151 
Hudson, Margaret, 247 
Huffman, Harriette Heloise, 229 
Hunt, Julia A., 143 

Samuel, 17 

Sophia, 51 
Hunter, Thomas, 33 
Huntington, Nellie, 296 
Huntley, Orris P., 181 
Hutchins, Edw., 55 

Jacob, 54 
Hutchinson, George H., 306 

Samuel, 6 
Hyde, Mary, 123 

Mary E., 207 

President, 220 
Ireland, Albert F., 304 

Harold Stone, 304 

Helen Gertrude, 304 
Jackson, Andrew, 157 
James, Etta, 193 

William, 220 

Janney, Charles H. G., 200 

Hattie A., 200 

Nellie B., 200 
Jenks, Dr., 125 
Jenkins, Catherine, 145 

Frederick W., 145 
Jenney, Betsey, 104 

Caleb, 116 

Charles H. W., 181 

Elizabeth, 215 

Priscilla J, 191 
Jennison, Catharine, 149 

Nathaniel, 149 

Eeuben, 149 

W. R., 149 
Jewett, Ann, 96 
Johnson, A. F., 269 

Almira, 271 

Almira E., 271 

Catherine, 168 

Catherine Underwood, 168 

Daniel, 53-86-271 

David, 52-53 

Esther, 53-91-150 

Francis W., 66 

Frances E. W., 172 

G. Harry, 245 

Grove E., 92 

Hadassah, 40-67 

Joel, 98 

John, 84-140 

Jonah, 53 

Jonathan, 53 

Katherine, 99 

Martha, 86 

Martin L.,* 206 

Mary, 87-140 

Mary A., 291 

Melinda, 98 

Patty, 53-91 

Perry, 168 

Polly, 53 

Ealph Edward, 245 

Roxalana, 40-67 

Sally, 53-91 

Sarah, 91 

Solomon, 33-52-53-91 

William, 140 

Zebadiah, 53 
Jollie, Lillian F., 284 
Jones, Horace L., 170 

John C, 170 
Keen, Mercy, 74 
Keith, Mercy, 72 
Kelley, Emma F., 118 

George H., 105 

Mary E., 111-194 



Kelley, Mary Josephine, 189 
Kellogg, Abby E., 143-223 

Clarinda, 223 

John, 223 

John S., 139 
Kenipton, Mary S., 79 

John, 79 

Simeon, 77 
Kendall, Daniel, 54 

David, 54 

Eleazer, 54 

Frances, 54 

Hannah, 54 

Lucy, 54 

Mary, 54 

Jonas, 54 

Euth, 54 

Susanna, 54 
Kendrick, Beulah B., 184 

Daniel, 107 

Daniel H., 184-286-287 

Edith M., 288 

Henry H., 184-286 

Harriet, 286-287 

Harriet L., 184-287 

Horace L., 184-287 

LaForest W., 286 

Eachel S., 184-287 

Vernon H., 286 
Kenny, Captain, 40 
Kennedy, Betsey, 53 
Kent, Daniel, 90 

Herbert, 274 

Minnie Barber, 274 

Vera Alice, 274 
Kenyon, Arthur P., 285 
Kimball, Alice, 230 

Bessie M., 278 
King, Aburh, 265 

Alfred C, 267 

Arthur Willard, 267 

Austin W., 267 

Charles Herman, 267 

Collings H., 91 

Corrella, 64 

Herman, 267 

John, 53-91 

John Houghton, 267 

Joseph, 91 

Louis Earl, 267 

Luther, 91 

Sarah Mabel, 267 

Walter Austin, 267 
Kinney, Alden L., 303 

Emma J., 74 

Olive, 134-215 

Webster, 303 

Kinney, Webster llurold, 303 
Kirby, Mary, 24-37 
Knight, George, 67 

Jennie E., 146 
Knot, Gorg, 11 
Kn-owles, Samuel, 95 
Knowlton, Rosa L., 120-205 

Maria, 140 

Israel, . 140 

William S., 67 
Ladner, Bismark, 204 

Henderson Lake, 204 

Ralph Dexter, 204 

Wellington, 204 
Lake, Flavilla, 204 
Lamb, Amos M., 262 

Bronson P., 263 

Dexter, 65 

Edgar, 263 

Edward, 263 

Flora D., 263 

Frances M., 169 

Hattie S., 263 

Henry Willard, 263 

Howard P., 263 

Israel, 100-169 

John M., 263 

Lewis, 41 

Lillie Bell, 263 

M. M., 263 

Mary B., 263 

Phebe Duella, 263 

Walter, 263 

William Judson, 263 
Lambert, Adeliza Boyden, 184 

Love, 133-212 
Lawson, Mary L., 83-138 
Landers, James, 135-216 

John F., 216 

Katie, 216 

Mary, 216 
Landfear, Delia C, 206 
Landon, Mills J., 71 
Lane, Carrie Augusta, 264 

Charles Elliott, 264 

Daniel W., 264 

Helen A., 73 

Lizzie Minnette, 264 

Mary Ann, 264 

Orin Trow, 264 
Lanigave, Isaac S., 183 
Lano, Bertha Alma, 264 
Larkin, Rosalie C, 71 

Sarah, 102 
Lawton, George, 23 

Isaac, 23 

Job, 14-23 



Lawton. John, 23 

L. G., 219 

Thomas, 23 
Lawrence, Cornelia Ainsworth, 184 

Edward E., 184 

Ebenezer, 48 

Joseph, 55 
Lake, JPla villa, 118 
LeBaron, Harriet, 116 

Harriet W., 201 
LeCroix, Arenand, 209 
Lee, Annie, 180 

Cora H., 231-307 

Captain, 40 
Legate, Francis, 141 
Legg, Betsey, 58-93-95 

David, 93-95 

Gershom, 95 

Hannah, 93 

John, 95 

Levi, 95 

William, 95 
Leland, Silence, 103 

Thomas, 103 

James, 103 
Leonard, Etta, 216 

Ellen Bertha, 274 
Lettenmayer, Hattie S., 189 
Lewis, Cheney, 87-143 
Lindsley, Henry A., 193 
Lincoln, Calvin, 127 

Minnie, 172 
Livermore, Anson G., 276-277 

Charles Anson, 277 

Ida Maria, 277 
Lobdell, Lucy L., 
Lombard, Mary, 103 
Long, John D., 191 
Lord, Aaron, 55 

Asa, 53-99-169 

Esther, 91-146 

J. 99 

Joseph, 32-53-146-149-150-151 

Joseph G., 147 

Lausinda E., 147 

Luther, 91-147 

P., 99 

Persis, 91-94 

Pressen, 55 

Eobert, 194 

Thomas, 55-56-149-150 

Unity W., 149 

Vashney, 91-146-147 

William, 55 
Lowell, Harvey A., 83 
Lovetts, Phinehas, 95 
Luce, Almira E., 211 

Luce, Amy, 189 

Caroline, 132-211 

Hannah, 109 

Kate M., 187-293-294 

Lydia, 116 

Mary, 75-132-189 

Mary T>., 211 
Lucy, Amy, 109 

Mary, 109 
Lyman, Ann E., 135-215 

Harriet, 143 

Moses, 198 
Macumber, Josiah, 37 

Josiah J., 181 
Maddox, Frances, 210 
Mallory, Sally, 114 
Manchester, Mercy, 14-23 
Mann, Benjamin, 54 56. 
Mansfield, W. H., 41 
Marble, Eobert, 32 

Sarah C, 12-17 
Margot, Eugene F., 136 
Mark, Lillie C, 172 
Maston, John, 27 
Marsh, Deborah, 66 
Marshall, Colonel, 39 
Marston, Frank, 138 
Mattison, Brownson, 120-206 

Fred Brownson, 206 

Kate Dexter, 206 

Orren V., 129-130 

Eosa Mary, 206 

Winnie Cornelia, 206 
Maxwell, Frances, 73 
Mayhue, Ella L., 190 

Martha, 46-81 
Maynard, Charles E., 131 

Walter P., 274 
Mayo, Anna, 48-83 

Edmund, 265 

Ella Caroline, 242 

Helen, 242 

John, 83 

Martin W., 158-242 
McDonald, Alice, 304 
McCann, William H., 318 
McConnell, Eliza H., 70 
McCrellis, Edward, 123 
McHugh, Hugh E., 291 
McKenzie, Albert Edward, 209 

Donald, 209 

Frederick W;., 209 
McKinley, President, 243 
McLeod, Donald C, 209 

Edward, 78 
McLean, Hester, 94-153 
MePherson, Annie B., 172 



McPherson, Even R., 172 

Maurice, 119 

Ross, 172 
Mee, Eliza B., 277 
Meggs, Allice, 34 

Ebenezer, 34 
Meiggs, Mary, 104 

John, 73 
Mellany, Sally, 60 

David, 43 
Mendall, Hannah, 74-128 

Nathan S., 190 

Sarah, 63-116-117-202 
Merithew, Edgar S., 193 

Elias, 112 

Henry, 193 

Joseph Russell, 193 

Russell, 111-193 
Merriani, Loranna, 98 
Merrick, W., 48 
Merry Eliza, 75-132 
Metcalf, 55 

Joseph, 99 
Middlemas, George, 79 
Miller, Mary, 12-17 

Henry L., 216 
Miner, B. F., 149-229 

Benjamin Randall, 228-229 

Betsey, 66 

David Earl, 230 

Jane, 228 

Mary Elmira, 228-229 

Mary J., 149 
Mirriam, Aseph, 98 
Miriam, John, 102 

Sarah, 102 
Minott, Mary, 102 
Mirrick, Sarah, 48 
Mitchell, Andrew F., 211 
Mixter, William, 145 
Monks, E. Gertrude, 191 
Morehouse, Somers, 236 
Morse, Alice Bertha, 179 

Ann W., 66 

Charles S., 179 

Ebenezer, 69-70 

Eleanor C, 71 

Eliza Ann, 282-283 

Elnora, 179 

Emma, 295 

Emma Elizabeth, 179-283 

Everett Augustus, 179 

Everett Larue, 179 

Florence G., 179 

Frank L., 137 

Harriet, 41-71 

Harriet S., 69 

Morse, Henrietta, 69 
Jedediah, 30 

Maria Angela, 179-282 

Mary F., 41-71 

Samuel, 101-179-282-283 

Sarah Jane, 179 
Morton, Abner, 54-56 

Al)raham, 53 

Alexander, 91-146-226 

Almon, 147-227 

Andrew, 90 

Benjamin, 33-52-53-56-58-90-92 

Betsey, 91-147 

Charles, 226 

Charles H., 285 

Charlotte, 75 

Chester, 91 

Chloe, 90-146 

Clara, 92 

Dexter, 147-226 

Edna, 226 

Edgar, 227 

Eunice, 92 

Frank, 147 

George, 52 

George L., 146-226 

Hannah, 55-56-57-58-147 

Harrison, 147 

Helen, 226 

Hephzibah, 92 

Hiram, 90 

James, 53-90-91-146 

Jane, 90 

Jonathan, 52-90 

Lewas, 226 

Louisa, 147 

Lois, 53-146 

Lucy, 92 

Margery, 52-53 

Martha', 226 

Marv, 52-53-61-92-115-116-147 

Millard, 227 

Molly, 52-53 

Moses, 226 

Noah, 32 

Proctor, 226 

Richard, 32-52 

Sally, 92 

Samuel, 32-92-147-226-227 

Sarah, 52 

Shatley, 147-226 

Submit, 52 

Susan, 92 

Sylvester, 147 

liriah, 226 

Willard, 227 



Morton, William, 147-226 
Moseby, Elizabeth A., 117-203 
Moulton & Herriek, 155 
Mulvey, Kate, 295 
Mumford, John, 20 
Myra, Kate, 79 
Nash, Daniel W., 117 
Nealev, Charles C, 130-210 

Clarence, 210 

Mabel, 210 
Ne^s. Ethel. 295 

John P., 295 
Nelson, Abigail, 95 

Ethelyn L., 278 

Grershom, 95 

Hannah, 95 
Nendeck, Gustav Albert, 277 
Nestell, Frances, 172 

James, 172 

Sanford L., 172 
Xewcomb, Abigail, 141 

Alm.a Maria, 141 

Julia Alma, 141 

John Joseph, 141 

Joseph, 84-141 

Sarah W., 141 

Samuel William, 141 

William Adonijah, 141 
NeAvell, Horace E., 264 

Horace Edgar, 264 
Newhall, Thomas, 98 
Newhouse, Edward, 318 
Newland, Frances, 143-224 
Newton, Benjamin D., 139 

Chloe, 139 

Charles, 139 

Elvira N., 139 

Gardner, 84-139 

Grace Mav, 160-246 

Israel, 160-246 

.John, 139 

Lemuel, 139 

Lucy E., 178 

Luke, 139 

Naomi, 139 

Silas, 84-139 

Stephen E., 139 

Stephen Dexter, 139 

Susanna Freeman, 139 
Nichols, Fred, 264 

L., 311 

Lafayette, 251 

Sarah L., 165-251 
Nickerson, Eldad, 45 

Eliza A., 115-200 

James, 45 

.Jesse, 45 

Nickerson, Mary, 45 

Widow, 44 
Noble, Charlotte, 196 
Nolen, George, 252 
Norris Malatiah, 82-137 

S. B., 136 
Norton, Charlotte, 133 

Ida, 211 

Lucy, 133-212 

Serena T., 117 
Noyes, Mary, 179 

Thomas, 179 

Thomas Edward, 179 
Nutt, Abraham, 33 
Nye, Betsey E., 190 

Charles P., 188 

Cynthia, 111-112-193 

Elizabeth, 130 

George A., 194 

George B., 46 

Hannah H., 295 

Hannah G., 112 

Henry W., 112 

Louisa, 112 

Mary A., 112 

Eebecca, 112 

Sophia, 185 

Stephen, 59-112 

William W., 112 
Oakes, George, 233 

Martha, 233 
Oliver, Ann, 12 

.!., 8-9-12-93 

-James, 32 

.John, 32 

Eobert, 32 

Thomas, 12 

William, 32 
O'Mally, Arthur Francis, 232 
Osborn, Ella B., 179 
Osgood, E. Aline, 71 
Page, Estella Freese, 222 

.Joseph C, 140-222 

Captain, 51 

Timothv, 88 

Mary, 88 
Paine, Francis, 179 

Josie Maria, 179 

Nancy, 179 
Palmer, Emeline, 115-200 
Parker, Eliza J., 201 

Emma A., 201 

Joseph B., 132 

Mary A., 201 

Nathaniel, 116 
Parmenter, Nathan, 86 
Parmelee, Charlotte Jane, 131 



Parmelee, Dwight Dexter, IIU 

James, 131 

James A., 75 

Mercy Elizabeth, 131 
Park, Mathew, 78 

Miranda, 66 
Parker, Caroline A., 201 

Nathaniel, 201 
Parlin, Kate A., 190 
Parlow, Albert M., 133 
Parsons, Darius, 142-222 

George Taylor, 222 

Mary A., 196 
Patterson, Charles C, 148 
Paul, C. J., 286 
Pay gent, Cynthia, 77 

Caroline, 77 

Elizabeth, 77 

Henry, 77 

Henry A., 77 

Jane, 77 

John, 77 

Joel M., 77 

Lemira, 78 

Lydia, 77 

Margaret, 77 

Mary Ann, 77 

Sarah, 78 

William, 77-78 

William H., 77 
Payne, Charles E., 194 

Clara E., 194 

Daniel, 111-194 

Isabella P., 194 

Mary E., 194 

Susan H., 194 
Peach, Charles, 79 

William, 79 
Pearce, Anna, 117 
Peck, Jane, 141 

Luthera M., 142 

Mattie L., 142 

Mary, 141 

Mary A., 85 

Milton, 141 

Nellie Emily, 142 

S. E. Willard, 142 

Samuel Dexter, 142 

Sarah B., 142 

Susan Ann, 142 

Walter Lewis, 142 

William C, 142 

Willie, 142 
Peet, E. W., 218 
Percival, James, 11 
Pcnniman, Sarah, 90 

Sarah P., 149 

Perkins, Fordyce B., 137 

Lot, 42 

Louisa M., 185 
Perrington, Elizabeth, 115 
Perry, Elizabeth, 44 

Louis, 44 

James, 29-44 

Lucy, 44 

Nancy, 99 

Sarah, 44 

Stephen, 28-29 

Thomas, 29-44 
Peters, Edward F., 277 

Clara A., 172 

Irving Lewis, 277 

Mabel Bessie, 277 
Phelps, Joel, 136 

Willis F., 252 
Phinney, Ada L., 287 

Austin D., 287 

Levi L., 287 

Eoland S., 287 
Pierce, A. E., 283 

Charles B., 185 

Florence Eliza, 283 

J. E. E., 283 

Joanna, 105 

John E., 283 

Mary D., 234 
Pierson, Lydia, 114-198 

William S., 198 
Pilkins, Mary, 112 

Polly, 59 
Pindel, Salome, 45-79 
Pitcher, Cynthia, 46-81 
Poland, Addison B., 178 

Addison Brown, 280-281-282 

Arthur A., 278 

Betsey, 176-276-277-278-279-280 

Carrie M., 277 

Charles Townsend, 178-277 

Edith M., 277 

Edwin Flagg, 281-282 

Ellen Gracia, 178 

Elmer E., 277 

Emma Olive, 178 

Ethel Elizabeth, 281-282 

James, 178 

Jeanette A., 277 

John, 178 

Joseph, 178 

Julia Avigusta, 178 

Margaret Evangeline, 282 

Martin L., 178-279 

Mary Dennis, 282 

Mary Elizabeth, 277 

Nathaniel, 178 



Poland, Norman L., 279 

Eufus G., 279 

Samuel, 178 

Sarah Maria, 178-276 

Simon B., 177-178-276-277-278- 

Simon Brown, 100-176 

Stella E., 178-279 

Walter A., 278 

Wlieeler, 178 

William, 176-178 
Pomeroy, Daniel, 269 
Poor, Christopher, 234 
Pope, Henry D., 133 
Porter, C. Herbert, 201 

James P., 301 

Llewellyn E., 301 
Powers, Elmer D., 146 

Frank, 146 

Joel Lj^sander, 146 

Louisa, 90-145 

Lvsander, 146 
Pratt, George, 261 

John C, 103 
Preble, Emily M., 106 
Prentiss, Alton, 310 

Arthur A., 231-310 

Pauline Moore, 310 
Pognanum, 7-8 
Prence, Fear, 48 

Governor, 48 

Thomas, 9-11 
Preble, Esther, 100-172 
Preston, Louisa, 41-70 
Prescott, Jones, 102 

Samuel 102 
Priest, Degory, 300 
Purrington, Mary A., 118-204 
Putnam, Flora L., 231-309 

Susanna, 57 
Quinn, Mary, 122 
Eamsey, Augusta A., 156 

Allan Clark, 240 

Camilla Euth, 240 

Geneva Isadore, 240 
Horace Hartwell, 156-240 

Lillian Jane, 240 

Luther, 94-156-240 

Marion Olive, 240 

Maud Evelyn, 240 

Mary Augusta, 240 

Orrin B., 156-240 

Orrin Walter, 240 
Eand, Alice, 149 

Anna, 103 
Eandall, Benjamin A., 203 

Randall, Charles, 112 

David, 34 

Eunice M., 203 

Huldah, 63-117 

Jeremiah L., 308 

Lewis, 63 

Patience, 26 

Eachel, 37-62 
Eansom, Clarence B., 290 

Eunice, 289 

Eunice E., 290 

Everett S., 290 

James B., 289 

Laura E., 290 

Nathaniel C, 289 
Eawson, Edward, 66 

Ellis, 65 

Mary, 103 
Eay, Bertha, 172 
Eaymond, John, 84-145 

Mercy Ann, 286 

Sullivan, 103 
Eeed, Eliza L., 66 

Joseph, 95 

William, 145 
Eeese, Hattie, 171 
Eice, Albert, 261 

Alvah J., 278 

Florence A., 278 

Floyd A., 278 

Irving A., 278 

John Sylvester, 261 

Marion D., 261 

Martha, 103 

Mary Ann, 86 
Eichardson, Alice, 304 

Amelia Frances, 303 

Annie, 136 

Annie Josephine, 304 

Arthur S., 304 

Augusta, 304 

Augustus, 304 

Bertha F., 304 

Eleanor F., 304 

Francis Stillman, 303 

Frederick Clifford, 304 

George 0., 169 

Grandville Dexter, 304 

Henrietta Evelyn, S'03 

Henry, 304 

Luella A., 304 

Laura J., 304 

Persis, 304 

Walter, 304 
Eickett, Joanna, 48 
Eipley, Gerti'ude, 190 



Eipner, Edward, 74 

James, 74 
Eisley, Caroline, S'17 
Eobbins, Martha, 108-183 
Boberson, Chester, 304 

Edward, 304 

George, 304 

Jessie, 304 

Joseph, 304 

Josephine, 304 

William, 304 
Eobinson, George D., 191 

Captain, 290 . 

Governor, 253 

Denison, 51 

John, 300 
Eoe, Charles Lawrence, 311 

Daniel B., 246-311 

Earle, 311 

Florence, 311 

Grace, 311 

Harry, 311 

Margaret, 246-311 

John C, 311 

Stanley N., 311 
Eogers, Mary S., 64-118 

John, 96 

Lizzie A., 171 
Eollins, Hattie J., 267 
Eounsvell, Mercy, 112 
Eowe, David, 129 
Eoyce, Nellie Gertrude, 158 
Euggles, 184 

Benjamin, 49-54 

Catherine T. B., 199-300 

Lemuel, 54 

Martin, -84 

Samuel, 54 

Susanna, 103 

Timothy, 22-32 

Unity W., 150 
Eunnells, Phebe A., 133 
Eussell, George S., 74 

Governor, 253 

William E., 191 
Eyder, Allen, 129 

Lydia, 45 
Sampson, Mercy, 37-62 

John, 148 
Sanford, Emily L., 200 
Sargent, Ara Leona, 228 

Catherine Elizabeth, 262 

Francis William, 262 

Joseph, 262 

Sargent, Marguerite, 262 

Sylvester Davis, 262 

William Philbrick, 262 
Saunders, Ann, 12-15 

Eben, 16 
Savery, Arlothea, 61-114 

Lizzie L., 134 

Mary E., 134 
Schilling, M. S., 300 
Scott, Anna M., 149 

Aurea, 229 

Byron K, 234 

D. Hubbard, 234 

Nelson, 152 
Scroggs, Emma L., 204 
Seaverns, Mary L., 305 
Seeley, Edford A., 289 

Edford C, 289 
Semmer, Captain, 296 
Sewell; Samuel, 54 
Sexton, Lot, 92 
Shaw, Albert, 181 

Eliza Lenora, 136-216 

Mary, 81 

Mary B., 136 
Sheldon, M. Louisa, 149 
Shelmira, George W., 122 
Sherman, Albert, 115 

Hannah W., 104 

Lois, 28 

Mary, 17 

Euth L., 203 

Thomas, 64 

William, 17-18 
Showatter, Emma T., 247 
Shrive, Euth, 26 
Shurtleff, Gideon, 296 
Sibley, Eunice, 87 
Simonds, Ellen, 66-123 
Skife, Stephen, 11 
Slafter, John, 317 

Eoxa, 317 

Samuel, 317 
Sloan, Thorp &, 275 
Sloeum, President, 220 
Smalley, Henry, 203 
Smeed, John, 32 
Smith, Eev. Mr., 60 

Aaron, 32 

Abner, 50 

Amos K, 88 

Ann, 78 

Archie David, 207 

B., 56 

Caroline Dexter, 74 

Carrie Barstow, 74 



Smith, Charles, 183 

Charles F., 194 

Clarinda, 80-135 

Daisy Dexter, 207 

Daniel, 74 

Daniel Herbert, 74 

David, 120-206 

Edith E., 180 

Ephraim, 32 

George, 318 

George W., 180 

Ithames, 103 

Leonard Dexter, 74 

Lillian E., 180 

Lizzie Mabel, 207 

Lucia, 96 

Mary Addie, 74 

Mary Esther, 207 

Mary Leonard, 74 

Nathan, 186 

Eeba M., 318 

Eobert Earl, 318 

Susan A., 319 

Susan J., 136 

Susanna A., 318 
Snell, Josephine M., 301 
Snow, Aehsah, 107 

Adaline, 105 

Avery, 104 

Betsey, 104-288 

Betsey D., 288 

Dennis, 104 

Duleina, 104 

George A., 106 

Hannah, 38-64-186 
" Harry F., 209 

Harvey, 104-288 

Irving, 209 

Ivory, 104-109-185 

James, 59-104 

James M., 185 

James Winslow, 105 

Jane, 104 

Jennes, 186 

Jesse, 103 

Joshua, 25 

Julian, 105 

Kesiah Snow, 104 

Laura A., 186 

Levi, 104 

Luke, 104 

Lydia H., 186 

Martin, 104-105 

Mary D., 186 

Mercy, 25 

Nancy, 104 

Snow, Nicholas, 26 

Prince, 59-104 

Eachel, 104-107 

Eufus A., 186 

Sarah A., 186 

Seth, 29 

Stephen, 104 

Sumner D., 186 

Thankful, 64 

William, 104 

Wyatt, 72-104 
Sober, Kesiah, 34-58 
Soper, Deborah, 317 
Southworth, Arethusa, 111 

Constant, 9 

Eunice K., 183 
Southard, Clara A., 247 
Spaulding, Dexter E., 299 

Sylvia, 299 

William, 299 
Spooner, Amaziah, 89 
Sprague, Noah, 27 

Noah, Jr., 23 
Stamford, Alonzo, 91 
Staples, Ebenezer P., 85-141 

Susanna, 85 
Starrett, Janett, 78 
Stearns, George S., 263 

Minnie E. L., 263 

Nellie Etta, 263 
Stephens, Isaac, 24 
Stephenson, Charles, 70-127 

Charles Henry, 127 

Henry Dexter, 127 

Preston Tapley, 127 

Euth, 127 
Stevens, Charles, 149-229 

Levi, 84 
Steward, James, 18 
Stewart, Annie, 245 

Cornelius, 75 

Elizabeth Davis, 161 

Eev. Samuel B., 127 

Wellington, 161 
Stockwell, Alton V., 276 

Chellis W., 276 

Doris E., 276 

Ethel C, 276 

Fred 0., 276 

Harry L., 276 

Josiah, 276 

Maria A., 276 

Otis J., 275-276 

Polly, 275 

Sylvester, 275 
Stokes, Hampton, 45 



Stone, Clark, 55 

Gregory, 53 

Hannah, 53 

John, 53 

Jonathan, 54 

Joseph, 84 

Nathaniel, 54 

Simeon, 54 

Martin, 248 
Streeter, Charles P., 277 

Edith E., 277 

Lilla May, 277 
Studley, Mary, 46-80 
Sturges, Edward, 15 
Sturtevant, Eunice C, 140 

Jonathan, S'4 

Mary D., 139 
Summers, S. F., 100 
Swan, Everett, 273 
Sweeney, Maggie B., 276 
Swift, Asa E., 189 

James, 170 

Minnie Frances, 301 

Lydia C, 109 
Thacher, Achsah L., 284 

Elizabeth Dexter, 284 

John, 283 

Lemuel F., 85 

Eaymond L., 284 

Eoland C, 284 
Thompson, George, 129 

Harriet E., 83-138 

Lydia, 61-115 

Marcus M., 287 

S. A., 211 
Thurston, Harriet, 57-87-100-170 

John, 103 

Levi, 56-58-99-100-169-170-266 

Lewis, 103 

Phebe, 57-100-169 

Polly, 47 

Priscilla, 57-100-170 

Samuel, 48 

Sibyl, 48 

Susan, 100-170 

Susanna, 57 
Tilton, John S., 288 

Euth W., 288 
Tinkham, Abraham, 203 

Abram, 117 

Ella J., 203 

Charles H., 203 

Clark, 203 

Ida M., 203 

Mary L., 20S 

Sophia H., 118-203 

Tiukluuii, Thomas C., 1^03 
Taber, Joseph B., 72 

Mary H., 76-133 

Silas, 201 
Tal)or, Florence D. W., 312 

Franklin Warden, 313 

Miles W., 255-312 

Miles Warden, 313 
Taft, Elizabeth B., 277 
Talbot, Thomas, 191 
Tapley, Adaline R., 127 

Henry F., 127 
Taylor, Caroline Angelia, 142-222- 

Cassandra, 222 

Fanny, 138 

Henry, 72 

John Gorham, 138 

Lemuel F., 142-222 

Levina, 138 

Maria, 40-67 

Mehitable, IS'8 

Nathan, 83-138 

Sarah Arabella, 142 

Seth, 138 

Susanna, 55 
Tenney, Elizabeth, 95 
Tinney, Zenas D., 90 
Tisdaie, Clara' Louise, 156 

Eunice Louise, 236 

William, 236 
Titcomb, Miriam F., 101 

Miriam Fales, 179 
Tobey, Anna, 41 

Elizabeth, 12-17 

Mary, 27-41 
Todd, W. D., 220 
Tolman, Edith Helen, 209 

Edward Mills, 126-208 

Frances H., 208 

Frances Henrietta, 208 

James P., 70-125-208 

James Sewall, 126 
Town, Samuel, 52 
Townsend, Charlotte A., 179 
Tripp, Stephen A., 116 

Sylvanus, 63 
Troope, William, 8 
Tryon, H. G., 196 
Tucker, Addison, 147 

Alfred, 92-147 

Ebenezer, 92 

Henrietta, 265 

Joshua, 53-91-147 

Martha, 91 

Eobert, 91-92 

Sally, 147 



Tucker, Wilcott, 147 
Tupper, Thomas, 11 
Turner, Captain, 39 

James B., 82 
Tuttle, Charles, 96-178 

Frances, 58-93-96 

Jedediah, 93-96 

John, 96 

Lucia, 93 

Simon, 96 
Twichell, Genery, 275 
Tyler, Xathan, 98 
inter, Hannah, 83 
Underwood, Henry, 40 

Mary, 95 
Usher, Samuel, SOI 
Van Ostrand, Dexter H., 65 
Ver Valen, Lewis, 129 
Yincent, Elizabeth, 9-10 

Hannah, 44 

Philippa, 44 

Sarah, 9-12 
Vrindal, Edmund, 66 
"Waite, Benjamin, 52 

Martha, 33 

Mary, 149 
Wakem, Minerva E., 192 
Walbert, Frances, 285 
Walker, Delina, 169-263 

Eliza Lucelia, 315 

Harriet, 169-263 

Phebe, 262-263 

Sabrina, 169-262 

Willard, 169-262-263 
Wallingford, Ezekiel, 49 
Warbarton, Jean G., 298 
Ward, Carrie, 129 

Frederick, 75 

Frederick B., 129 


Helen, 129 

Jennie M., 129 

Martha, 129 

Sarah C, 129 
Warden, Abbie L., 164 

Abbie Louise, 248 

Abbie Nichols, 251 

Catherine H., 100 

Charles Franklin, 255-256 

Earl Frederick, 311 

Ella M., 253-313 

Florence D., 313 

Florence Dui'fee, 255 

Frederick Albert, 311 

John,  98-162-163-164-167-248-251- 

Warden, John D., 311 

John Davis, 165-251-252 

John Emerson, 255-256 

Mary Louise, 311 

Narcissa, 98-162-166-248-251-252 

Samuel, 164 

Sarah, 311 

Tamasin, 164 

William A., 252-253-254-313 

William Albert, 165 

William Vincent, 255 
Washburn, Edward. Everett, 262 

Elizabeth, 77 

Elizabeth L., 135 

Walter Everett, 262 
Wathey, Mary E., 291 
Waters, Albert, 223 

Frank L., 143-223 

Franklin L., 223 

John J., 223 

Kenneth Horatio, 274 

Olive, 223 

Eoderick Fry, 274 
Waton, Elkanah, 48 
Watson, Edward Payson, 282 

Ernest Jacob, 282 

Chester Leroy, 282 

Jacob, Edward, 282 

Julia A., 282 

Mercy, 48 

Stella Wheeler, 282 

W. W., 282 
Wayt, Sarah, 54 
Webb, Ebenezer, 55 

Laru-a O., 149-227 
Weisenhaven, Amelia, 286 
Welch, John B., 273 
Welsh, William P., 123 
Wescott, Adelaide M., 246 

Darius, 181 
West, Charles S., 266 

Delina B., 286 

Hattie A., 266 

Henry, 266 

Lois, 35 

Louis T., 266 

Timothy, 34 
Wheeler, ^99 

Abbie Gertrude, 274 

Ada Maria, 225 

Almira, 224-225 

Anna, 163 

Anna Maria, 145 

Annie Douglas, 225 

Arthur Otis, 274 

Benjamin Dexter, 100 



Wheeler, Betsey, 57-58-100-176 
Caroline, 170 
Catherine Elizabeth, 175 
Catherine H., 268-274-275-276 
Catherine Holmes, 173-175 
Clara Alma, 274 
Clara Jane, 273 
Charles, 88 
Charles A., 144 
Charles Alexander, 180 
Charles Augustus, 224 
Charles Douglas, 225 
Charles Sprague, 225 
Daniel, 88-89 
Ebenezer, 102-103 
Edward, 102 
Ella, 121 

Eliza A., 101-174-175 
Eliza Ann, 179-275 
Eliza Jane, 145 
Elizabeth, 102 
Emerald, 103 
Emily Davis, 175 
Ephraim, 103 
Erastus Otis, 175-274 
Esther, 102-103 
Eugenia Fales, 180 
Evelena J., 174-175 
Evelena Jane, 276 
Fanny, 226 

Frances Dexter, 175-275 
Frank Allen, 225 
Franklin, 145 
George, 88-101 
Geroge W., 171 
George Warren, 101-179 
Hannali, 102 
Harriet Erwin, 226 
Hattie Warden, 274 
Helen Eliza, 226 
Herbert Wilson, 274 
James, 102-103 
Joanna, 102 
John, 85-89-102 
John W., 174-175-257-268-269-270- 

John Wesley, 100-178 
Jonathan, lOS' ' 
Josephine, 145 
Lydia, 102 
Lydia S., 171 
Margaret, 103 
Marion L., 273 
Marion Bernard, 226 
Martha, 91-146 
Mary, 102-103 

Wheeler, Mercy, 103 

Mira, 171 

Moses Allen, 145-225-226 

Nathan, 103 

Nathan H., 171 

Nancy Maria, 175 

Nancy N., 178 

Percy G., 273 

Perley J., 273 

Priscilla, 103 

Eachel, 103 

Eebecca, 102, 103 

Eosa A., 273 

Euth, 101 

Sally, 88-103 

Samuel, 102 

Sarah, 102 

Sarah Frances, 145 

Sarah W., 173-175 

Sarah Warden, 274 

Silence, 100-1 OS' 

Sina, 103 

Susan Grace, 180 

Susanna, 103 

Thankful, 102 

Theodosia M., 133 

Thomas, 51-88-101-143-145-225 

Thomas S., 103 

Timothy, 102 

Warren, 100 

William, 101 

William A., 224-225 

William Augustus, 88-99-143-144 

William Fiske, 144-225 

William Stephen, 225 

Wilson, 100-173-174-268-274-275- 

Zaccheus, 58-100-103-173-176-178- 
Whipple, Gertrude Bailey; 180 
White, Abigail, 95 

Alice W., 276 

Allison G., 265 

Amy, 130 

Dolly, 41 

Effie D., 313 

Effie Davis, 259 

Haven L., ISO 

Jane, 130 

John Albert, 130 

John C, 164-258-313 

Justice, 35 

Lancing, 130 

Lucetta, IS'O 

Lucy E., 313 

Mabel Helen, 125-207 



White, Mary, 130 

Mary D., 65-120 

Mary P., 183 

Ona, 75-130 

Phebe M., 246-311 

Sherwood, IS'O 

Sally, 65-119 

Sarah, 130 

Wells M., 67 

Wyman, 130 
"V^Tiiteridge, Thomas, 60 
Whitlock, Philip, 258 

Eichard Alfred, 258 
Whitney, Alice G., 265 

Alice W., 276 

Bertha, 276 

Charles W., 266 

Charles Willis, 276 

Eddie S., 265 

Eva C, 265 

Prances G-., 266 

Frank, 265 

Florence, 266 

Oeorge W., 265 

PEelen L., 276 

Ira, 100-171-265-266 

Ira H., 171 

E. P., 161 

Eena, 276 

Eevi J.^ 265 

Eevi L., 171 

Mamie G., 265 

Marion E., 276 

Mary W., 265 

Maud E., 265 

Mira M., 266 

Nathan, 103-265 

Parish H., 171 

Sullivan, 265 

Susan, 265-266 

Susan H., 171 

W. W., 276 

Willie, 265 

Zelin M., 171 
Whittaker, William, 58 
Whittelsey, E. G., 243 
Whittum, Bertha Hastings, 171 

George E., 171 
Wicks, Lillian J., 286 
Wickes, W. K., 238 
Wiggin, James B., 140 
Wiley, Cornelia M., 100-172 
Wilder, Eliza Tolman, 287 

Euth M., 287 
Willard, Wales H., 67 
Williams, Ann, 24-317 

AVilliams, Charity, 48-84 

Jacob, 84 

John, 16-24 

Eoger, 285 

Sally, 48-84 
Wilson, President, 220 
Wincote, Lizzie A., 137 
Wing, Abner, 138 

Mary, 76 

Kezia A., 181 

SalHe, 82 

Sally, 47 
Winston, Orsamus, 118 
Winter, Timothy, 103 
Winthrop, Governor, 5 
Winslow, Alice, 50 • 

David L., 88 

Hezekiah, 50 

Edward, 19 

Ezra, 50 

James, 18 

Job, 50 

Kenelen, 11-50 

Keziah, 60 

Eichard, 50 

Eosamond, 50 

Samuel, 22 

Tisdale, 29 
Wiswell, Charles Dexter, 207 

Charles H., 125-207  

Kittie, 207 

Margie, 207 
Wolf, Charles, 234-236 
Wolcott, Governor, 253 
Wood, Colonel, 40 

Everett S., 279 

Ernest W., 279 

Harvey, 167-258 

Herbert P., 279 

Horace L., 180 

Jacob, 102 

Lueinda, 90-145 

Maiy P., 116 

Sarah J., 149 

Sarah Jane, 2S'0 

Lewis S., 180 

Lucy E., 259 

Mary P., 202 

Eachel, 102 

Silas G., 278 

Warren, 41 

William, 11 
Woodbridge, Benjamin E., 50 
Woodbury, Captain, 98 
Woode, Ann, 13 

Annie, 13 



Woode, Elizabeth, 13 
Martha, 13 
Mary, 13 
Eichard, 9-13 
Samuel, 13 
Sarah, 13 

Woode, Thomas, 13 

•loseph, 45 

Jesse, 54 
Wyett, Sarah, 112 
Young, Adaline Barry, 225 

Eobert, 32